Iceland prime minister weds as freedom to marry legalized

Posted on

"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."

Click to read the full post: [Link]