Iceland Cool With Gay Marriage

Posted On: June 19, 2010

Iceland, the only country in the world to have an openly gay head of state, passed a law allowing same-sex partners to get married in a vote which met with no political resistance.

Iceland, a socially tolerant island nation of about 320,000 people, became the first country to elect an openly gay head of state in 2009 when Social Democrat Johanna Sigurdardottir became prime minister after being nominated by her party.

The prime minister’s sexual orientation garnered far more interest among foreign media than in Iceland, where the attitude toward homosexuality has grown increasingly relaxed in the past two or three decades, Kristinsson added.

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