Facebook add new relationship status options

Some people take photographs explicitly for their facebook profiles while others judge relationship seriousness based on their partner’s relationship status.

Facebook is definitely important in today’s fast paced and technologically oriented lifestyle.  We use it as a tool to judge our social life, our popularity and sometimes even to check if our lifestyle is accepted by society.

As of February the 17th 2011, the social networking site has given its approval to gay and lesbian relationships.

Same sex couples now have the option to give their relationship a more legitimate and formal tag. The relationship status options were single, in a relationship, engaged, it’s complicated, in an open relationsip, married, separate and divorced.

These have now been expanded to include; in a civil union and a domestic partnership. ”This has been a highly requested feature from users,” Facebook’s Andrew Noyes, manager of public policy communications, told the Huffington Post.

This change is open to facebook users in the United States, The United Kingdom, Canada and France among other countries. These options are then being scheduled to be made available in countries where same sex marriages are legalized.

The Gay and Lesbian movement has been fighting for its cause for decades all over the world. Is its acceptance by this popular social networking site a sign that things are changing for the better?

With these options being available on a universal, social platform is facebook telling the world that it’s time to accept people as they are?

The essential question remains, should your personal preferences determine what rights are afforded to you or not?

Does being a woman and being in love with a women mean that you shouldn’t be allowed to tell the world what your relationship stands for?

10,000 B.C is when humans started making artifacts that suggested the appreciation of homosexual eroticism. Are we as humans that backward that in the many years that have passed since we still haven’t been able to accept  homosexual relationships without judgement?

I really hope not.

References

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1358195/Facebook-adds-civil-union-relationship-status-options.html

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