Thursday, July 01, 2010

An New-Fashioned Wedding


There's something in the air in Iceland, and it's not just ash.

As you may have heard, Iceland has legalized same-sex marriage--which of course, as the no-brainers like to say, caused a volcano to erupt--earlier this year.

Well, to set the standard, and to mark the occasion, newly-elected Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardottir just married her longtime partner, Jonina Leosdottir last Sunday, which was the same day that the same-sex marriage law came into effect.

Leosdottir and Sigurdardottir have been in a registered partnership since 2002, and while they had the same rights as heterosexual couples, their partnership was never considered equal to a formal marriage.

Until now.

And, even better than that?

No one cares. It wasn't a big whoop-de-do. it was a simple ceremony where two people, who are in love, and in a committed relationship, got married.

In fact, the only statement released about the ceremony was from Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardottir herself, who said: "I have today taken advantage of this new legislation."

Just another day. Just another happy couple. Just another marriage.

1 comment:

R.J. said...

I wish it were no big deal here in America but as long as we have religious bigots in office I have doubts this will happen in my lifetime.