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PM Marries with New Marital Law

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PM Marries with New Marital Law

Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurdardóttir is among the first Icelanders to marry on the basis on a new marital law which permits two people of the same sex to be lawfully wed, giving homosexual people the same rights as heterosexuals to be married within congregations or by district commissioners, ruv.is reports.

Jóhanna Sigurdardóttir.

Yesterday Sigurdardóttir and her spouse Jónína Leósdóttir filed an application requesting that their registered partnership be changed to a legitimate marriage. No formal ceremony accompanied the request. The marriage became valid today, the same day as the new law comes into effect.

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