Northern Ireland’s Changes – level 1

25-10-2019 15:00

The UK government helps to run Northern Ireland. It is going to make changes there. It is going to let samesex marriage and abortions be legal.

Women can look for abortions and not get in trouble. Same-sex people can marry on Valentine’s Day, 2020.

These changes are part of new laws for Northern Ireland. It uses the laws to run without a government. It does not have a government since 2017.

On Monday, officials meet to stop the changes. They can stop the changes if they choose a new government. However, they cannot agree to choose a new leader. The changes start at 12 AM on Monday.

Difficult words: run (when a large group or area works as one place), same-sex (men who like men and women who like women), abortion (when a pregnant woman does not have a baby), legal (when something can happen).

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