A lesbian lawyer has become the first openly gay person to be nominated for a seat in Puerto Rico’s Supreme Court.
Maite Oronoz Rodriguez made history as Governor of Puerto Rico Alejandro Garcia Padilla made the nomination on 4 June.
At the press conference after her nomination, she thanked her partner.
‘Thank you for your unconditional support through the hardest of times, and through the best of times, like today... I wouldn't be here without you,’ she said about her partner Gina Mendez Miro.