New Facebook Relationship Status For Gay Couples: 'Civil Union'
You Can Now Change Your Facebook Relationship Status To 'In a Civil Union' and 'In a Domestic Relationship,' A Change Designed For Gay and Lesbian Couples
Facebook has added more options for its relationship status, ones that are targeted largely at gay couples. You can now add "in a civil union" and "in a domestic partnership" to your relationship status.
The new Facebook relationship status is being unveiled in the US, Canada, France, Australia, and the UK.
The new Facebook relationship status changes were made in consultation with several gay and lesbian groups such as the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network, and the Human Rights Campaign.
"This has been a highly requested feature from users," said Facebook's Andrew Noyes, manager of public policy communications. "We want to provide options for people to genuinely and authentically reflect their relationships on Facebook."
Here is a new Facebook status screencap