[§572-1.8]  Interpretation of terminology to be gender-neutral.  When necessary to implement the rights, benefits, protections, and responsibilities of spouses under the laws of this State, all gender-specific terminology, such as "husband", "wife", "widow", "widower", or similar terms, shall be construed in a gender-neutral manner.  This interpretation shall apply to all sources of law, including statutes, administrative rules, court decisions, common law, or any other source of law. [L Sp 2013 2d, c 1, pt of §2]