Thank You for Being a Role Model

Stationery with the heading “Thank you for being a role model” will be distributed to homes in Iceland today and tomorrow. This is a part of a special campaign of encouragement dedicated to Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, Iceland’s former president. Today marks the thirtieth anniversary of her becoming the world’s first woman to be elected head of state in a democratic election.

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Group of Nine in Court Today

The case of the group of nine charged with violating Althingi, the government authorities, general rule and disturbing the peace in December 2008 was addressed at 8:30 this morning. A crowd had gathered outside of the Supreme Court, but only a few among them were allowed into the courtroom.

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Premierministerin heiratet nach neuem Eherecht

Premierministerin Jóhanna Sigurdardóttir gehört zu den ersten Isländern, die nach Inkrafttreten des neuen Eheschliessungsgesetzes heirateten. Das Gesetz erlaubt eine rechtsgültige Heirat von gleichgeschlechtlichen Partnern, und gibt damit homosexuellen Paaren die gleichen Rechte wie heterosexuellen, zu heiraten.

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