Northern Ireland’s Changes – level 2

25-10-2019 15:00

In Northern Ireland, the UK Parliament is going to legalize same-sex marriage and abortion. Soon people are going to stop investigations into women who wanted abortions. On Valentine’s Day 2020, same-sex couples can get married.

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

The new laws start on Monday at midnight if Northern Ireland cannot choose a new government. Earlier on Monday, some government officials met to stop the changes, but they did not agree on who to elect as a new leader for their government.

Difficult words: legalize (make legal, make something able to happen), investigation (a study into what happened), elect (choose a leader).

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