First Gay Wedding For Humanists

Words by Paul Fontaine
In the midst of Gay Pride celebrations, the Icelandic Ethical Humanist Association (Siðmennt) held its first gay marriage this weekend.

Vísir reports that Jana Björg Ingadóttir and Jóhanna Kristín Gísladóttir got married last Saturday at Siðmennt. Renowned gay rights pioneer and political activist Hörður Torfason officiated the ceremony.

Siðmennt has offered secular alternatives to what are often religious affairs in Iceland, including weddings, funerals, and even confirmations. When parliament begins with mass at the National Cathedral, Siðmennt offers a ceremony of their own, which many MPs have attended in the past.

Established in 1988, Siðmennt has been a part of the international humanist community since their inception, in addition to the work they do in Iceland.

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