OFFBEAT NEWS
June 28, 2010 12:00:00 AM
  Follow @ Twitter
Iceland Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardottir married her long-time partner on Sunday as a new law legalising homosexual marriages came into force.

Sigurdardottir, in her late 60s, formally married writer Jonina Leosdottir after the couple submitted a demand for their civil union to be transformed into a marriage, the RUV broadcaster said.

Iceland's parliament on June 12 unamimously adopted legislation allowing gay marriage, in a law that came into force on Sunday.

Homosexual couples could previously enter into a civil partnership and benefit from the same rights as heterosexual couples, but this had not been considered a formal marriage.

Sigurdardottir, born in 1942, took power in February 2009.

She has lived with Ledsdottir, who is in her fifties, for several years and the couple entered a civil union in 2002.

She is the country's first openly gay head of government.

Wiggle


PREVIOUS STORY
English octopus oracle predicts German win
NEXT STORY
Policeman dies while fleeing sex raid

Bookmark and Share
   




FIJI NEWS
Youíre leaders of today, Tuitubou tells youthsMinister for Youth, Laisenia Tuitubou told youths in Kadavu that they are not leaders of tomorrow but of today.
SPORTS
Nadroga guns for win in GPL openerLast year's Inter District Championship semi-finalist, Nadroga is eager to start the Galaxy Premier League with a win over Tailevu Naitasiri at home tomorrow.
ENTERTAINMENT
No Flex Zone brothers release debut albumRae Sremmurd (read it backwards), who released lastís yearís catchy hit No Flex Zone, has released their debut album.
CELEBRITY
I love Kava and Fijian food: KapoorBollywood star Tusshar Kapoor says he loves the taste of Fijian Kava and feels more at ease after having a few bowls.
HEALTH/FITNESS
Clean-up day to curb dengue outbreakFiji's Ministry of Health has declared a clean-up day next Thursday for residents in the central division as it ups the tempo against a dengue fever outbreak currently experienced in the country.
LIFESTYLE/FASHION
Fiji Link receives ATR72-600 aircraftFiji Airways, Fijiís national airline, today received its latest ATR72-600 aircraft for its domestic subsidiary Fiji Link.
NEWS SPORTS INFOTAINMENT SERVICES MOBILE EXTRA HOT TOPICS