civil union

Definition of "civil union"
  1. A registered relationship between same-sex couples that grants all the rights and responsibilities of marriage in certain states
How to use "civil union" in a sentence
  1. The couple entered into a civil union to avail the rights of marriage.
  2. Civil unions provide an alternative to marriage for same-sex partners in some states.
  3. Their civil union gave them the same rights and responsibilities as their married peers.

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