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New Gender Options for Facebook Users

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February 13, 2014
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You don't just have to be male or female on Facebook anymore. The social media giant is adding a customizable option with about 50 different terms people can use to identify their gender as well as preferred pronoun choices: him, her or them. (Feb. 13) Video provided by AP


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