Ireland passes same-sex marriage – level 2

02-06-2015 07:00

In Ireland, politicians campaigned to make same-sex marriage legal. It appeared that only some people would vote for the change, but the country passed the new law with most people voting for it.

One man at a voting area said that he was proud to be Irish and that today his people showed what they believe in. He said that people told many stories about this event already.

Ireland is the first country in the world to pass same-sex marriage by popular vote, which means that most of its people supported the law.

Difficult words: campaign (to try to change something through politics), appear (to seem), popular vote (when a lot of people vote for something).

You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.

Do you think that it is interesting that Ireland passed this law?

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