Yes, most likely Iceland will appoint the world’s first ever gay Prime Minister. An unprecedented appointment and will most probably send ripples of reactions world wide. But if you are to take a step back, gay people really should have equal rights, don’t you think?
Negotiations are underway between Sigurardottir’s Social Democratic Alliance Party and potential coalition partners. If they succeed, she will become interim prime minister until Iceland next goes to the polls, which must happen by May.
“We really warmly welcome that,” said Gary Nunn, a spokesperson for Stonewall UK, a British gay-rights group. “At a time when we’ve just seen a black man elected to the highest office in America, it gives us hope that we will see an openly gay prime minister here some day.”
What do you think? Even if you’re not from Iceland, let’s say in your country, would you openly support a gay candidate to take the highest office of your land? Ah, it does matter when it’s in your court now doesn’t it?
Me, I’d reserve my opinion at the polls. 🙂