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Dublin: 4 °C Thursday 12 December, 2019

These students rang their grannies to talk about same-sex marriage

They want young people to do the same.

Source: Samuel Riggs/YouTube

TRINITY COLLEGE STUDENTS Union is campaigning for a Yes vote in the upcoming same-sex marriage referendum, but they want to take it outside of the college. Back home in fact.

They’re encouraging young people to talk about the referendum with their families.

To show they practice what they preach, some of the students rang their own parents and grandparents for a honest chat.

“The best way to change someone’s mind about how they’re voting is to sit down and have a chat, and that’s what we want to do. Small chats, which can make a big change,” says TCDSU president Domhnall McGlacken-Byrne.

Some family members were undecided:


Some were confident.


Some had the right idea.


Leo Varderaker anyone?

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