Mazel tov—as I’m sure they say in Reykjavik—to the Prime Minister of Iceland, Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, who married Jónína Leósdóttir last week, making her the first head of state in a same-sex marriage. The couple had been in a registered partnership for 8 years, but applied to have their legal status converted to “married” when a new law legalizing gay marriage went into effect on Sunday, June 27.
The Washington Post used the occasion of Sigurðardóttir’s “milestone” marriage to run an interesting—although not deeply researched or particularly surprising—story about public acceptance of gay politicians around the world. (For example: Scandinavia—cool with it. East Africa—not cool with it.)