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Iceland Unanimously Passes Marriage Equality

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Reuters and several other media outlets are reporting that Iceland has unanimously passed marriage equality. Lawmakers there cast a 49-0 vote with 14 abstaining.

The bill now goes to President Olafur Ragnar Crimsson, who is expected to sign it into law.

According to a report by the San Diego Gay & Lesbian News, “Iceland is the first nation in the world to have an LGBT person as head of state. Openly lesbian politician Johanna Sigurdardóttir became prime minister last year when voters supporting the Social Democrats and their partners, the Left-Greens, ousted the conservative Independent Party that had ruled for 18 years.”

We’ll keep you updated on any new developments.


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