The World's First Openly Gay Prime Minister

Johanna Sigurdardottir, an Icelandic MP, was elected Prime Minister of Iceland this week. She is the first openly gay prime minister in world history.

The 66-year-old politician lives with her partner, Jonina Leosdottir, a journalist and playwright. The couple were joined in a civil ceremony in 2002. Don't expect them to show up togetherfor photocalls, however – that's not the Icelandic way. Though she is famous across the island, having been a top politician for years, her lesbian union was no big deal in this calmly progressive nation of only 300,000 people.

"Johanna is a very private person," said an Icelandic government source. "A lot of people didn't even know she was gay. When they learn about it people tend to shrug and say, 'Oh'. That's not to say they are not interested; they are interested in who she's living with – but no more so than if she was a man living with a woman."

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Why is it called progressive rather than liberal. I don't think doing things against society and the norm is or should be considered progressive. It should be more like retarded because it is "slowing down" the progress of society.

BTW, it is unfortunate she is a lesbian. If you are a woman, you are a woman. If you are a man, you are a man. Depeneding on what you are, you are always supposed to be with the opposite sex.

1+1 does not equal 3 no matter how good it makes you feel.
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her sexual preference should be a non-issue. The bigger and more immediate issue is their failing economy.

On a less sensitive note, the picture shown is quite flattering compared to the other ones I have seen in the news. Woof!
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The use of "Affirmative action" as the reasoning for how anyone not a straight Xian white male billionaire gets to a position of authority is a thging that seems to plague US american understandign of the rest of the world.

Affirmative action is a uniquely US thing.

And also Obama didn't get elected due to AA.

Democracy doesn't work like that.

The black guy doesn't get extra votes, there is no quaota for the post of President.
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