Iceland PM marries as gay marriage gets legalised

Johanna Sigurdardottir is the world`s first openly gay head of government.

London: Iceland Prime Minister, Johanna Sigurdardottir, has tied the knot with her long-time partner as a new law legalising homosexual marriages came into force.

According to a RUV broadcaster, 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.

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

Sigurdardottir, born in 1942, took the office in February 2009, reports the Telegraph.

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

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


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