Video: Theresa May declares support for gay marriage

The Home Secretary becomes most senior politician to take part in Out4Marriage campaign.

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Theresa May, the Conservative Home Secretary, has released a video expressing her personal support for gay marriage, as "marriage should be for everyone". The video makes her the most senior politician to join the cross-party Out4Marriage campaign. It was released on the same day that David Cameron said he would allow a free vote on whether or not to legalise gay marriage, after ongoing tensions with some of his MPs.

Here's the video:

Theresa May. Photograph: Getty Images

Samira Shackle is a freelance journalist, who tweets @samirashackle. She was formerly a staff writer for the New Statesman.