21 Dec '11, 11pm

Historic: Jamaican Opposition Leader Backs Gay Rights (Video) - (blog)

Historic: Jamaican Opposition Leader Backs Gay Rights (Video) - (blog)

In a moment described as ‘historic’ by activists, the Jamaican opposition leader has come out for LGBT rights during an election debate. Jamaicans will go to the polls on December 29 and People’s National Party leader Portia Simpson-Miller made the positive comments during an election debate yesterday with Prime Minister Andrew Holness . Simpson Miller also said that no one should be discriminated against because of their sexual orientation and that if elected Prime Minister, she would review the anti-gay buggery law. She said that she would have no problem with appointing gays to her Cabinet. Former Prime Minister Bruce Golding famously told the BBC in 2008 that he would never appoint a gay person to his cabinet. Responding to the same question, Holness articulated the need for Jamaica to achieve minimum standards governing human rights and suggested that such steps were ...

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