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Mike Pence Reportedly Asked For A Closed Event With Ireland's PM

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Mike Pence Reportedly Asked For A Closed Event With Ireland's PM
The Indianapolis Star noted Pence might've made that request because Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar is an openly gay man.
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence had a St. Patrick's Day breakfast with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar on Friday. 

But, unlike Pence's breakfast with the previous prime minister last year, reporters weren't invited.

According to The Indianapolis Star, Pence requested that Friday's meeting be closed to the media.

The outlet noted Pence might have made that request because Varadkar is an openly gay man. And Pence has a history of opposing issues that are important to the LGBTQ community. 

A report from the Irish Independent says Varadkar would've preferred the breakfast be open to reporters. But he added the private meeting could let him have a "frank conversation" with Pence.

Multiple Irish media outlets said Varadkar planned to bring up the issue of gay rights during the event.