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Iceland PM Johanna Sigurdardottir Wastes No Time In Making Use of New Gay Marriage Law

Johanna Sigurdardottir, Iceland’s 68-year-old prime minister and the only openly gay head of state in the world, married partner Jonina Leosdottir, a writer, yesterday — the first day same-sex couples could legally wed there. There was no ceremony. [AP]

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On:           Jun 28, 2010
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    • PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS
      PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS

      Maggot Gallagher just choked on her chocolate chip muffin….. :-p

      Jun 28, 2010 at 9:59 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • robert
      robert

      She isn’t the head of state – she’s the head of Government.

      Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson is the President of Iceland and therefore head of state.

      Jun 28, 2010 at 10:01 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Alexa
      Alexa

      Congratulations to them both.

      Jun 28, 2010 at 10:12 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dvlaries
      dvlaries

      I’d love to see someone try to say those two names five times fast after several drinks. [img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v467/dvlaries/emoticons/martini.gif[/img]

      Jun 28, 2010 at 10:12 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ForeverGay
      ForeverGay

      Congratulations to Johanna and Jonina.

      Jun 28, 2010 at 12:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jeffree
      jeffree

      Furðulegur! Wonderful news Jóhanna & Jònina! Congrats!

      If you decide to have a cermony, may I suggest Jonsi of Sigúr Rós perform the music rather than Elton? :-D

      It will be probably a century or two before the US gov’t has a same-sex couple in the White House….if ever.

      Kinda sad, eh what?

      p.s. Sorry if I messed up the accents. I tried!

      Jun 28, 2010 at 6:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • neil
      neil

      she sort of looks like diane keaton…

      Jun 28, 2010 at 6:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chitown Kev
      Chitown Kev

      Is it me, or does Madame Prime Minister’s wife look like Anne Rice?

      Jun 28, 2010 at 7:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TOMER
      TOMER

      The king of Cambodia is also gay

      Jun 29, 2010 at 2:42 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • axon
      axon

      The names are not that difficult. Sigurdardottir means Sigurd’s daughter, and Leodottir means Leo’s daughter. Had they been male, the last names would have ended with -son.

      This is an old Nordic tradition that has lost it’s meaning in the Scandinavian countries, where for example Andersson is a last name that goes to both sons and daughters. Hence all the Petersons, Andersons, Johnsons etc in America!

      Jun 29, 2010 at 1:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jeffree
      jeffree

      @Chitown Kev: By jove, I think you got it! I kept trying 2 figure out who she looked like — and yep it’s Anne Rice. The PM herself looks a little like Dame Helen Mirren…..

      BTW: we were in your neck of the woods a couple weeks ago buying art supplies at Blick near the movie theater and getting pizza at Whole Foods on Chicago Ave.! The library sells books for 50 cents, wow. Fun town to visit. i am sure we were the only people in E. not carrying a re-usable grocery bag !

      Jun 29, 2010 at 4:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mark
      Mark

      She’s not a head of state…

      Jun 29, 2010 at 4:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Layla
      Layla

      If I had any hope in hell of speaking/understanding the language. I would move there. All I hear are good things.

      Jun 29, 2010 at 5:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ron
      ron

      NO she is not the head of state you fucking amateurs. The president of Iceland is the head of state. Take a Poli Sci 101 for fucks sake.

      Jun 29, 2010 at 6:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Alpha
      Alpha

      Cummon guys. Prime Ministers are never the Head of State. They are the Head of the Government. It means they have all the political power but they do not hold the highest honorary rank in the country – which is the Head of State. It is different in US where the Head of State and Head of Government is the same position – the President.

      Eg: In UK the Head of State is the Queen who by convention does whatever the Prime Minister ‘advises’ her to do. But the wife of the Prime Minister is never called the First Lady.

      Jun 29, 2010 at 9:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BK
      BK

      Who the hell clicked “fail” for this post? Even if the facts might be a little wrong, there’s nothing “fail” worthy about this!

      Jun 29, 2010 at 11:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jeffree
      jeffree

      Two spam posts got by but my comment from 29 June about AnneRice, Helen Mirren is still held in captivity.
      Yes, Q’ty is sinking.

      Jul 2, 2010 at 1:18 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Conrad Honicker
      Conrad Honicker

      @PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS: AHAHA! Oh my God yes!

      Aug 2, 2011 at 1:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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