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Iceland's prime minister weds her partner, among first since nation granted marriage equality

REYKJAVIK, Iceland – She practices what she preaches.

Iceland Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardóttir, who sponsored the marriage equality bill that became law on Sunday in the island nation in the north Atlantic Ocean, is now legally married to her longtime partner, the writer/playwright Jonina Leosdotttir.

The couple submitted legal paperwork demanding that their 2002 civil union be transformed into a marriage, according to media reports.

Iceland, which has a population of about 320,000, is the first nation to have an LGBT person as the head of the government. The liberal nation is one of the most progressive in the world toward LGBT equal rights.