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Humanists in Iceland Marry First Same-Sex Couple

The first same-sex couple to be married by Siðmennt, the Icelandic Ethical Humanist Association, tied the knot on in the morning of Saturday, August 11, just before the parade during the Gay Pride festival in Reykjavík.


From the 2009 Gay Pride parade. Photo by Candy Caldwell.

The bride and bride were Jana Björg Ingadóttir and Jóhanna Kristín Gísladóttir, who chose an intimate ceremony with only their closest relatives and friends present, reports.

The happy couple was married by Hörður Torfason, a pioneer in the fight for rights of gays and lesbians in Iceland, who also took active part in organizing the protests following the 2008 banking collapse.

Click here to read more about the 2012 Reykjavík Gay Pride and here to read more about same-sex marriages in Iceland.


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