Iceland Legalizes Gay Marriage

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.

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