Iceland PM ties knot as gay marriage legalized

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Iceland PM ties knot as gay marriage legalized

Agence France-Presse First Posted 10:02:00 06/28/2010

REYKJAVIK, Iceland—Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardottir married her long-time partner on Sunday as a new law legalizing homosexual marriages came into force.

Sigurdardottir, in her late 60s, formally married writer Jonina Leosdottir after the couple submitted a demand for their civil union to be transformed into a marriage, the RUV broadcaster said.

Iceland's parliament on June 12 unanimously adopted legislation allowing gay marriage, in a law that came into force on Sunday.

Homosexual couples could previously enter into a civil partnership and benefit from the same rights as heterosexual couples, but this had not been considered a formal marriage.

 Sigurdardottir, born in 1942, took power in February 2009. She has lived with Ledsdottir, who is in her fifties, for several years and the couple entered a civil union in 2002.

She is the country's first openly gay head of government.

Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardottir

Jonina Leosdottir

Source: inquirer.net


Anonymous said...

wow sana dito din sa atin pde yan...(asa p noh)
I'll be the happiest person on earth if pede na yan dito sa atin :)


Anonymous said...

there was a time that i was invited to this all girls school as a resource person on gay marriages (not because i am openly gay ha but i'm supposed to know the rules about civil rights etc.) hindi ko alam kung ano ang pinakakain ng mga madre sa mga bata kasi hindi nila maintindihan ang konsepto ng pagmamahal.. na ito ay hindi ekslusibo lamang sa babae at lalake.. howel..unless mamulat ang mata ng mga tao that love knows no gender.. malabo ito sa atin..sadness (but on second tot..at least hindi tayo nakatali di ba? hapiness!) ---twistedhalo

firewomyn said...

@shyril - someday phils will evolve. the thing to remember is our happiness shouldn't be limited by the law, but by us :)

@twistedhalo - i agree! marriage is overrated. hehe. weird huh, i thought g2g action often happens in all girl schools?

Anonymous said...

shocks mali pala ung nilagay kong name :{ instead of shygirl naging shyril...sori po typo error but it's me tlga.

Anonymous said...

you have a point.. but i guess napapakitang gilas lang sila kasi andun ang mader superior sa audience..hehehe... twistedhalo

firewomyn said...

@shygirl - knew it :)

@twistedhalo - ohwell, i bet those kids are hot. hehe.