Definition of civil union in English:

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civil union

noun

A legally recognized union of a same-sex couple, with rights similar to those of marriage.
Example sentences
  • The state already has a statute banning recognition of same-sex marriages and civil unions.
  • Given that lengthy list, I ask how anyone can possibly say that civil unions are not same-sex marriages.
  • Support for civil unions and same-sex marriage has been steadily dropping in polls.
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