Iceland prime minister weds as freedom to marry legalized
June 28, 2010
Posted on telegraph.co.uk:
"Miss Sigurdardottir, 68, formally married Jonina Leosdottir, a writer, 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 the freedom to marry, in a law that came into force on Sunday.
"Same-sex 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."
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