Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same as follows:
Chapter 118E of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding the following section:—
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..
Approved July 31, 2008