Earlier this month, Iceland became the ninth country in the world to enact legislation making civil marriage legal for same-sex couples. Fittingly, the parliamentary vote occurred during Pride Month. And, in a real first, the vote was unanimously in favour. Iceland also has the distinction of having the world's only openly lesbian prime minister, Johanna Sigurdardottir (who just married her own partner under the new law).
The nine countries in which same-sex civil marriage is now legal are the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Canada, South Africa, Norway, Sweden, Portugal and Iceland. Who will be number ten?