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Not a Single Icelandic Lawmaker Voted Against Legalizing Gay Marriage

The other day I received an email from a rep at the Icelandic Tourist Board, hoping Queerty would help shape coverage of Iceland more positively as part of the “Inspired by Iceland” campaign they’re working on. She suggested I share the above video with all of you, where Icelandic singer Pall Oskar talks to some gays about August’s Reykjavik Gay Pride. And now I’m thinking: Why didn’t you just wait and tell me about Iceland, the only country with an openly gay head of state (Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir) would see its parliament vote 49-0 to legalize same-sex marriage?