Social media giant Facebook has added civil unions and domestic partnerships to the list of relationships that its users can pick from to best describe their romantic status.
The site had previously allowed users the option to list themselves as single, married, in a relationship or “it’s complicated.”
The option for civil unions or domestic partnerships is only available to Facebook users in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., France and Australia, countries where the company said users asked for it.
The nonprofit Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation is among a number of groups that is working with Facebook to add the options.
Facebook has well over 500 million users worldwide, with about 70 percent living outside the U.S.