Two new relationship status options are being added to this social networking site. Due to the highly requested feature of having same sex relationship statuses, Facebook now has “In a civil union”, or “in a domestic partnership” as options. There are mixed feelings about this addition.
The gay population applauded Facebook’s decision to add the status to their options. It shows that Facebook is sending a clear message of support to the gay and lesbian community all over the world. Although most gay supporters are in favor of this new change, there is a small percentage who are unhappy with the special status given just for them. They claim that the word “marriage” is not good enough for them and that Facebook is agreeing with the world that same sex unions deserve a different label.
Then there is the anti-gay population. The conservative and/or religious community is not handling this so well. Many view the new status as being completely liberal, and setting a theme for the rest of society to be open to same sex marriage. Either way, most people are in agreement that Facebook is making a bold move on this issue.
For more information on Facebook’s new addition, check out this article.
Now if only they could add a “dislike” button.