Iceland’s PM weds as gay marriage legalised

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Iceland’s Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardottir married her long-time partner on June 27 as a new law legalising same-sex marriages came into force, said on June 28.

On June 12, Iceland's parliament passed legislation allowing gay marriage. said gay couples could previously enter into civil partnerships with the same rights as married couples, but this had not been considered a formal marriage.

Sigurdardottir is from the Social Democratic Alliance and came to power in 2009 after mass protests brought down the previous conservative government. She is Iceland’s first female PM and the world’s first openly gay head of government.