Published: Feb 19, 2011 1:53 AM EST
Updated: Feb 18, 2011 5:24 PM EST

Facebook is revamping its status options to give users more ways to express themselves.

The social media pioneer has long provided people with the ability to set a relationship status such as "single," "married," or "it's complicated."

Now users have the option to set their status as "in a civil union" or "in a domestic partnership."

Facebook says many people have been requesting these more comprehensive options, and the company wants to make sure they can accurately reflect their personal relationships in their profiles.

For now, these new features are only available in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, Austraila, Ireland and France.