The Difference Is...

Seems that Iceland is about to appoint an openly gay woman as its new prime minister. Johanna Sigurdardottir, a former flight attendant turned labor organizer turned politician, will lead the troubled island nation. The most interesting line in the story to me was this one:
She lives with journalist Jonina Leosdottir, who became her civil partner in 2002, and has two sons from a previous marriage.
The difference between America and Iceland is that when our journalists go down on the president, they only do it figuratively.