my understanding i could be wrong, is that states have civil unions have it for everyone straight or gay.
and other places have common law unions that give rights to gay common law unions.. not the same as marriage or civil unions and you have to have lived together as a couple for many years to qaulify.
"racism is dead, it died when MLK walked on a bridge and freed the slaves. Now we have a socialist Kenyan president who is not an American and if anyone mentions race they are a reverse racist (while racism is dead, reverse racism is alive and well.) #whattheyteachyouatfox