Alex Greenwich, the representative of an Australian association campaigning for the rights of gays and lesbians, has sent a letter to Icelandic Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurdardóttir requesting help in his association’s fight for the legalization of same-sex marriage in Australia.
Prime Minister of Iceland Jóhanna Sigurdardóttir. Photo by Geir Ólafsson.
According to Fréttabladid, Greenwich congratulated Sigurdardóttir on the new marital law in Iceland, which took effect on June 27. The new law ensures that all married couples in Iceland have the same rights regardless of their sexual orientation.
The same day as the law took effect, Sigurdardóttir requested that her registered relationship to her long-time girlfriend Jónína Leósdóttir be changed to a legitimate marriage and thus became the world’s first married gay leader, as stated in an AP press release.
Sigurdardóttir has been on vacation since her marriage and has therefore yet to reply to Greenwich’s letter. However, according to Fréttabladid’s sources at the cabinet, the letter will be replied to shortly.
Click here to read more about the new marital law.