Iceland PM weds after gay marriage gets legalised

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London, Jun 28: Prime Minister of Iceland, Johanna Sigurdardottir, has tied the knot with her long-time partner, Jonina Leosdottir. The marriage happened as a new law legalizing homosexual marriages came into force.

The 68-year-old PM officially married Jonina Leosdottir, a writer, after the couple submitted a demand for their civil union to be converted into matrimony.

She has lived with Ledsdottir, who is in her fifties, for many years and the couple entered a civil union in 2002.

The parliament of Iceland collectively adopted legislation permitting same sex marriage, in a law that came into force on Sunday, Jun 27.

She is the world's first openly gay head of government.


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