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By Reuters Staff.
Sigurdardottir, 67, married writer Jonina Leosdottir on Sunday, the day a new law took effect defining marriage as a union between two consenting adults regardless of sex. The two had had a civil union for years and changed this into a marriage under the new law, which was approved by parliament earlier this month.
The new law was celebrated at a church service on Sunday, which was also the international day for homosexual rights. The Lutheran State Church has long been split on the issue of same-sex marriage and the church congress in April did not unanimously support the new legislation.
The bishop of Iceland has urged parish ministers to comply with the law. Top News Updated. By Reuters Staff 2 Min Read.
Iceland's Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardottir speaks to reporters during a news conference in Reykjavik March 5, Sigurdardottir, has married her long-term partner, her office said on Monday, making her the world's first national leader with a same-sex spouse.
Reporting by Omar Valdirmarsson, editing by Tim Pearce.Sex partner Iceland
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