The term spouse is applied to married people until their marriage is consummated
The new marriage licenses - which add the term spouse - will be distributed to town and city clerk offices across the state in advance of the same-sex marriage law taking effect July 24.
Killing your spouse is an effective way of ending an argument but that doesn't make it OK; it's still murder and still illegal.
Section 3 of DOMA provides that for all purposes under federal law, the word "marriage" means only a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife, and the word "spouse" refers only to a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or wife.
Your spouse is a veteran who awakes in the night in a sweat from nightmares and has anger outbursts during the day.