The Sydney couple’s love affair is a bit more than a couple’s dreams, and the pair have gone through many different arrangements to make it work.
The couple, who live in the NSW capital, have been married since 2013.
After two years of planning, the couple first met at a wedding in Queensland, and they decided to get married there.
But when they returned to Australia, the Australian government was unable to allow same-sex couples to wed, despite the Federal Government’s promise to do so.
The couples’ dream of getting married in their home country didn’t come true either, and so they had to move to New Zealand.
But the couple, whose two children are both Australian citizens, had the final say on their wedding day and it was a big deal.
“I think it was one of the most beautiful things that we have ever done, and I am proud to have done it,” said Tanya.
They are still waiting for the Federal government to lift the ban, and are determined to get it lifted in the states.
“It has been a very emotional journey,” Ms Smith said.
“We want to be able to say we are here with all the support we can get, so we are not going to be a cult, we are just doing it.”
The couple say they are proud of the couple for their love, commitment and support of each other during their journey.
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