2017 ORS 106.010¹
Marriage as civil contract
  • age of parties

Marriage is a civil contract entered into in person by males at least 17 years of age and females at least 17 years of age, who are otherwise capable, and solemnized in accordance with ORS 106.150 (Form of solemnization). [Amended by 1965 c.422 §1; 1975 c.583 §1]

Notes of Decisions

Defini­tion of marriage as contract “entered into” by males and females restricts marriage to contract between male and female. Li v. State of Oregon, 338 Or 376, 110 P3d 91 (2005)

Law Review Cita­tions

10 WLJ 120 (1973); 36 WLR 503 (2000); 84 OLR 861 (2005)

Chapter 106

Notes of Decisions

Regula­tion of marriage is exclusively within province of state’s legislative power. Li v. State of Oregon, 338 Or 376, 110 P3d 91 (2005)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 106—Marriage; Domestic Partnership, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors106.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 106, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano106.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.