Touching declaration of love among politicians: Two members of the Bundestag from the Union faction reveal on Twitter that they are a couple. After their outing, Sepp Müller and Wolfgang Stefinger received numerous congratulations – also from their colleagues in the Bundestag.

With a joint photo, Sepp Müller (CDU) and Wolfgang Stefinger (CSU) made their happiness public on Monday afternoon and came out. “11 percent of all couples meet and love each other at work. Sometimes colleagues become friends. Friendship became love for us. We are happy.

There were congratulations from the Bundestag colleagues for the outing. Among other things, ex-Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn, who also lives in a homosexual relationship, congratulated – and added a quote from singer Mary Roos: “Only love lets us live.” Also CDU politician Paul Ziemiak, CSU Secretary General Martin Huber and CDU Vice-General Christina Stumpp publicly took part in the happiness of the two.

Stefinger has been a member of the Bundestag for almost ten years. In a short time, Müller fought his way up to the position of Vice President of the Union.

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