(also chiefly UScivil union)
(In some countries) a legally recognized union of a same-sex couple, with rights similar to those of marriage.
More 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.
Definition of civil partnership in:
- The US English dictionary