The miniature nation may have helped wreck the West's economy and ruined everyone's vacation over spring, but Iceland is certainly a trend setter when it comes to social policy:
The Althingi parliament voted 49 to zero to
change the wording of marriage legislation to include matrimony between
"man and man, woman and woman," in addition to unions between men and
Iceland, a socially tolerant
island nation of about 320,000 people, became the first country to
elect an openly gay head of state in 2009 when Social Democrat Johanna
Sigurdardottir became prime minister after being nominated by her party.