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A Tory Cabinet Minister Just Came Out During Pride

"I campaigned for Stronger In but sometimes you're better off out."

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International development secretary Justine Greening has announced she is in a relationship with a woman, in a tweet sent during Pride celebrations.

Greening, who campaigned for a Remain vote in the EU referendum, becomes the second openly LGBT member of the cabinet, after Scottish secretary David Mundell announced he was gay in January.

Today's a good day to say I'm in a happy same sex relationship, I campaigned for Stronger In but sometimes you're better off out! #Pride2016

Congratulations poured in for the Tory MP for Putney from her cabinet colleagues, and across the political spectrum.

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@JustineGreening Delighted for you both. Happy #Pride2016

.@JustineGreening, very happy for you! #Pride2016 💞


@JustineGreening Congratulations, Justine! Happy #Pride2016 xx

Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale, and SNP MP Hannah Bardell, who both came out earlier this year, congratulated Greening.

Huge congratulations - know the feeling 😉👏🏼 https://t.co/DpKxDoCRi0

Respect and congratulations to @JustineGreening welcome to the party! #LoveisLove https://t.co/yteslVMgyN

While chancellor George Osborne said it was the "best news in last 48 hours" after Britain voted to leave the EU.

Congrats Justine. Best news in last 48 hours! MT "@JustineGreening: Today a good day to say I'm in a happy same sex relationship #Pride2016"