2017 ORS 106.150¹
Form of solemnization
  • witnesses
  • solemnization before organization

(1) In the solemnization of a marriage no particular form is required except that the parties thereto shall assent or declare in the presence of the person, religious organization or congregation, or secular organization, authorized to solemnize marriages under ORS 106.120 (Who may solemnize marriage), and in the presence of at least two witnesses, that they take each other to be spouses in a marriage.

(2) All marriages, to which there are no legal impediments, solemnized before or in any religious organization or congregation, or secular organization, authorized to solemnize marriages, according to the established ritual or form commonly practiced therein, are valid. In such case, the person presiding, officiating or celebrating in the religious organization or congregation, or secular organization, shall deliver to the county clerk who issued the marriage license the application, license and record of marriage in accordance with ORS 106.170 (Report of marriage to county clerk). [Amended by 1979 c.724 §5; 2001 c.501 §2; 2007 c.703 §3; 2015 c.629 §9; 2017 c.61 §4]

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.