Jónína Leósdóttir

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This is an Icelandic name. The last name is a patronymic, not a family name; this person is properly referred to by the given name Jónína.
Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir (second from right) and Jónína (far left) with Slovenian President Danilo Türk and his wife Barbara. Official visit to Slovenia.

Jónína Leósdóttir (born 16 May 1954[1]) is an Icelandic novelist, playwright and former journalist. She is the author of a dozen plays, seven novels, two biographies and a collection of articles she originally wrote for a women's magazine. She is married to the former Icelandic Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, who was the first openly lesbian head of government in modern history.[2] They were one of the first same-sex couples in Iceland to get married (in 2010, shortly after the law took effect, and while Jóhanna was in office);[3] and as of 2013, Jónína remains the only modern person to have been the same-sex spouse of a sitting head of government (Belgium's Elio Di Rupo and Luxembourg's Xavier Bettel, the only other gay heads of government, have never been married). She has now written a book about her relationship with the former head of state. She has one son from a previous marriage. She has a BA in English and Literature from the University of Iceland.

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  1. ^ CV: Prime Minister of Iceland Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, Prime Minister's Office, retrieved 2011-08-28 
  2. ^ Moody, Jonas (2009-01-30). "Iceland Picks the World's First Openly Gay PM". Time. Retrieved 2009-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Iceland PM weds as gay marriage legalised". The Daily Telegraph (Telegraph Media Group). 2010-06-28. Retrieved 2013-07-24. 

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