Iceland Parliament Passes Same-Sex Marriage Law; Prime Minister Weds

As reported by the Associated Press on Monday, June 28, 2010, the Iceland parliament recently passed a law granting full same-sex marriage equality to same-sex couples.  The law passed without a single dissenting vote on June 11, 2010.

Iceland’s Prime Minister, Johanna Sigurdardottir, took advantage of the new law and married her partner, writer Jonina Leosdottir the day after the law passed.  According to the Associated Press, the couple had entered into a registered partnership back in 2002, and had their status converted into a marriage under the new law without a ceremony.

As reported by the Telegraph, Iceland’s Prime Minister is the world’s first openly gay head of state.

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