In comparison, Australia only relatively recently repealed its sodomy laws, South Australia led the way in 1975 followed by the Australian Capital Territory in 1976, Victoria in 1980, Northern Territory and New South Wales in 1984, Western Australia 1989 and Tasmania in 1997.
Johanna Sigurdardottir, Icelands prime minister, who is the world's first openly gay head of government married her partner of several years once the law was passed.
On Saturday August 7th, Reykjavik the capital, hosted their yearly Gay Pride Parade, whilst it probably is not as big or as flamboyant as the Sydney Mardi Gras, nearly a third of the countries population turned out for the event...approximately 85-90,000 people. The mayor of Reykavik Jon Gnarr whose party, The Best Party was elected earlier this year opened the parade in drag.
Jon Gnarr opening the Gay Pride Parade