#9 – Iceland


In a unanimous vote of 49-0, Iceland’s Althingi parliament passed a law adding “man and man, woman and woman” to it’s marriage laws, sitting beside “man and woman”.

This makes Iceland, the only country in the world to have an openly gay head of state, the 9th country to legalize marriage equality.

Portugal, a heavily Roman Catholic country,  was added to the list recently and the first same sex marriages began this month. 

Besides Iceland and Portugal, the other countries are, Belgium, Canada, Netherlands, Norway, South Africa, Spain, and Sweden. Same sex marriage is also legal in Mexico City.