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Iceland’s Gay Prime Minister Steps Down

The world’s first openly gay prime minister has stepped down on schedule. Icelandic Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardottir retired from politics yesterday ahead of general elections today. Sigurdardottir became the world’s first openly gay or lesbian head of state in February of 2009 when she was appointed Prime Minister of Iceland after Independence Party leader Geir Haarde resigned over his handling ...

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Iceland Approves Gay Marriage

Today Iceland’s parliament voted unanimously to legalize gay marriage! Iceland, the only country in the world to have an openly gay head of state, passed a law on Friday allowing same-sex partners to get married in a vote which met with no political resistance. The Althingi parliament voted 49 to zero to change the wording of marriage legislation to include ...

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Lesbian PM Takes Reins In Iceland

The world’s first openly gay leader takes power in Iceland today. Johanna Sigurdardottir, 66, is to become interim leader until new elections are held in May following the fall of the administration of Geir Haarde amid huge public protests about the country’s economic crisis. The country’s social affairs minister, Ms Sigurdardottir has been installed as head of an interim centre-left ...

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Lesbian Prime Minister For Iceland?

Icelandic pol Jóhanna Sigurdardóttir is poised to become the world’s first openly gay prime minister. The current Minister for Social Affairs, Jóhanna Sigurdardóttir of the Social Democrats, said she is prepared to assume the position of prime minister as long as she senses that her position is backed by sufficient trust. Foreign Minister and chairwoman of the Social Democrats Ingibjörg ...

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