In a unanimous decision, all 49 parliament members voted to amend the marriage contract to be gender neutral today at noon.
Iceland owns once again. There was already a same sex partnership with all the same rights, but it carried a separate name and was under a separate legal entry in the laws. now all marriage contracts will be gender neutral with Person A and Person B. Iceland joins the ranks of the other 8 countries with same sex marriage:
Iceland is also the first country to have elected a female president (back in 1980!), and the first country to elect an openly gay (lesbian) and married prime minister who is currently serving. Iceland also has the highest percentage of equality with females in job positions alongside men (it's close to 50/50), but still has a problem with pay equality.
(my translation of the article to English)
One Marriage-law for all
Parliament today approved a law on one marriage-law. Regarding an amendments to existing legislation about gay marriage. The same law will therefore apply to both heterosexual as homosexual, which can let them get married together in congregations and stewards. The bill presented by the human rights minister was approved unanimously by 49 votes.
Numerous members explained their votes, saying that most of the major steps were involved. "I say yes with the sun in the heart. I think Iceland and the world be better than yesterday, "said Margaret Tryggvadóttir, a member of the movement.
Wikipedia entry of Iceland's same sex marriage: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Same-se...age_in_Iceland