Facebook has decided to add two additional relationship statuses for users to chose from, both of which support LGBT rights. Facebook added “In a domestic partnership” and “In a civil union” to its already existing list of relationship descriptions, which currently include:
- In a relationship
- It’s complicated
- In an open relationship
(Facebook did away with it’s “looking for random play” status a while ago, after allowing anyone to join, rather then just college students.)
Could Facebook’s change in relationship status options make way for larger legislative change? Facebook certainly has had a role in other political events and movements, and has most recently been noticed for its use in Egypt. While this change isn’t exactly a call to action, it certainly is a step forward for equal rights and opportunities.