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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 61: Availability of benefits to persons recognized as a spouse under laws of the commonwealth

Section 61. Notwithstanding the unavailability of federal financial participation, no person who is recognized as a spouse under the laws of the commonwealth shall be denied benefits that are otherwise available under this chapter due to the provisions of 1 U.S.C. ? 7 or any other federal non-recognition of spouses of the same sex.