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August 8, 2005

Reykjavík Gay Pride a huge success

40,000 – 50,000 people participated in the gay pride parade and festivities in downtown Reykjavík on Saturday. Minister of social affairs, Árni Magnússon, spoke to the crowd and said that he completely supported the rights of homosexuals to adopt children, to get married and for lesbians to receive fertility treatment.

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VAT and income tax to decrease?

Fréttabladid reports that income tax will decrease by 2% next year. Work is in progress to lower the value added tax (VAT), and a decision by how much is pending.

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