He’s tirelessly advocated for the rights of all Australian same-sex couples to marry, but this weekend Australian Marriage Equality spokesperson Alex Greenwich was the one walking down the aisle with long-term partner Victor Hoeld.

Surrounded by 50 close friends and family, the couple married in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Saturday. The pair are the first foreign couple to marry in the country.

Greenwich said his marriage to Hoeld was the happiest day of his life.

“I will return to Australia more energised than ever before to achieve marriage equality,” he said.

“As special as our wedding was, it is shame that we had to travel to a foreign country that affords us more rights than the country we live in and love.”

Argentina’s president Cristina Kirchner is now expected write to Australian prime minister Julia Gillard to ask her to support same-sex marriage.

Photo: From left to right, Claudia Hoeld, Victor Hoeld, Carolyn Greenwich and Alex Greenwich.

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