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Facebook Adds New LGBT Friendly Relationship Status Options

February 21, 2011
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It’s great Facebook is able to remain close to it’s customers and not alienate them as Target and Best Buy have.  Facebook has added Civil Unions and Domestic Partnerships to their relationship status.  I guess it’s going to be a sad day if they have to add “I was married but the State (Iowa, Wyoming) took my rights and freedoms away’ status.

Facebook has added two new relationship status options users can include in their online profiles: “in a civil union” and “in a domestic partnership.”

The new fields are being rolled out in the U.S. and several other countries, including Canada, France, the U.K., and Australia, starting today.

“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.”

via Facebook Adds ‘Civil Union,’ ‘Domestic Partnership’ To Relationship Status Options.