Iceland Gets Marriage Equality

June 14th, 2010

Global equality loading screen with progress bar inching forward.

Great news coming out of Iceland this month, as it became the ninth country in the world to offer full marriage equality to all its citizens! The parliamentary vote passed unanimously, 49 to 0, making Iceland join the ranks of Canada, Belgium, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, South Africa, Spain and Sweden in legalizing same-sex marriage.

This is fantastic news, although I’m a little surprised it didn’t happen earlier. I mean, what with Björk and all.

Iceland also made international news in 2009 after electing Johanna Sigurdardottir, the world’s first gay leader.