Civil unions?

Okay, so my 2 friends (both girls) were joking (I think?) about getting a "civil union."
What's the difference between this and marriage?
I remember learning about it a while ago, but I can't seem to remember...

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Civil Union - Ceremony between same-sex persons which conveys to them certain aspects of marriage for purposes of that state's laws (but not those of other states or the federal government). Rights are conferred in respect of property and probate law, adoption, insurance, hospital visitation, and wrongful death actions as well as insurance and state income tax laws.

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ANSWER #2 of 2

Civil Unions are basically the same thing as marrage, the only difference is how they are defined. A Civil Union is a union between two people of the same sex and marrage is defined as being a union between a man and a women

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