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Religion was the reason my mother chose not to come to our 2001 civil union ceremony in Vermont.
Former Brazilian soccer player Ronaldinho plans to marry two women at a wedding ceremony in August to form a rare three-person civil union, the Rio de Janeiro newspaper O Dia reported on Thursday.
Brazil, like many countries, outlaws bigamy and polygamy but civil unions between more than two people are not unheard of there.
But some Israelis bypass the restrictions by holding ceremonies of their choice and formalizing their civil union with lawyers, or by marrying abroad.
Previously, as Eddy explains in the Times, a person in a civil union was only allowed to adopt the biological child of his or her partner.
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CIVIL UNION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of civil union for English Language Learners
: a legal relationship between two people of the same sex that gives them some of the same rights and responsibilities that married people have
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