Portia Simpson Miller was elected prime minister of Jamaica in late December, and unlike her predecessor, Miller supports civil rights for gays and says she would hire a gay person to serve in her cabinet.
Miller previously served as prime minister of the island nation in 2006 and 2007. A member of the People's Party, Miller was able to capture the working-class vote in this latest election. During a debate with now-outgoing PM Andrew Holness, Miller declared support for gay rights; a surprise, as Jamaica is considered one of the most homophobic nations on earth and antigay killings are common and often condoned by police. Watch Miller speak below.