A rainbow being painted on the steps of Menntaskólinn í Reykjavík junior college in 2016. For several years, rainbows have been painted at various locations in Reykjavík around Gay Pride, but they have been washed away after the festivities.

Permanent Rainbow in Reykjavík

News Tagged with “Equality”

New agreement lowers dental bills for the elderly

24 Aug The elderly and disabled in Iceland frequently put off seeing the dentist, because of the high cost involved.

Anna Dís Ólafsdóttir, left, and Glódís Erla Ólafsdóttir graduated from FB in the spring.

Newspaper article leads to job offer

23 Aug Arna Dís Ólafsdóttir, who graduated from FB high school in the spring, has a job offer, following coverage in Morgunblaðið of the plight of young people with developmental disabilities.

Unnur Brá Konráðsdóttir, former speaker of parliament, did not get reelected.

Fewer women in Iceland's new parliament

30 Oct 2017 The Icelandic general elections took place last weekend. The results show that the number of women as members of parliament decreases. The last government had 47,6% women and they will now be 38,1%, of the 63 elected members. The rate has not been this low since 2007.

Iceland has had equal marriage legislation since 2010.

Iceland urges Faroes to adopt gay marriage

16 Mar 2016 Iceland’s Young Socialists have sent a letter to the Representative Office of the Faroe Islands in Reykjavik urging the Faroese parliament to pass a bill legalising same-sex marriage.

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