Foreign Minister 'Proud to be gay'

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Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics said on his Twitter feed Thursday evening he is "proud to be gay" 

Rinkevics has occasionally been the victim of a whispering campaign regarding his sexuality including during the run up to October's parliamentary elections in which he comfortably retained his seat in parliament.

On Thursday evening he put a stop to the rumour-mongering with a tweet supporting the concept of same-sex legal partnerships similar to those recently approved in neighboring Estonia.

"Our country must create a legal framework for all types of partnerships, I will fight for it, I know that there will immediately be megahysteria but #Proudtobegay" he wrote.

Rinkevics is the first leading political figure in Latvia to come out as gay.

Later he followed the first tweet up with an even clearer second statement in English:



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