The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) definition of a spouse covers a partner in any legally recognized marriage. You are entitled to use FMLA leave to care for a same-sex spouse with a serious health condition. For additional information, see OPM’s FMLA Fact Sheet.
Same-sex and opposite-sex couples who are in a civil union or other forms of domestic partnership other than a legal marriage will remain ineligible for most Federal benefits programs.
Benefits available to care for a domestic partner or available to domestic partners of federal employees include: