By Football Italian staffThe number of couples getting married in Oregon is growing, but the process of getting one is often a challenge.
The Oregon state attorney general’s office announced this week that there are now about 100,000 licensed marriages a year.
The new figures are a result of the bureau’s new Marriage License Oregon program, which was started last year to help more couples get married.
The program was launched to help people who don’t have the legal right to marry, but are unsure if they are legally married.
“It is an important time for couples who are looking for a new home, to find someone to commit to marriage,” said Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum.
“The new program will help make it easier for Oregonians to get married and get married legally.”
The bureau is also launching a special partnership program to help couples with a legal issue get married in the state.
The partners will receive a $50,000 grant to purchase and prepare the marriage license, which can take two to three weeks to complete.
“We have been overwhelmed with the demand,” said Julie Alegre, a spokesperson for the bureau.
“But we need your help.”
There are about 1.2 million married couples in Oregon, and a total of 1.4 million people are currently in legal limbo due to issues like immigration status, a domestic violence conviction, or whether they have the right to file a domestic partnership petition.
“If you’re in legal trouble, you should be able to get through this process,” said Kevin Matson, the co-founder of Marriage License.
“You’re not alone.”
According to the bureau, about 80,000 of the 1.3 million marriages in Oregon are now being processed.
For couples in limbo, it is often difficult to find an attorney who will help them file for marriage.
The bureau’s marriage license program helps people who want to marry legally but can’t because of immigration status.
“They’re often at a loss,” said Matson.
“A lot of them are living in foster care.
They need someone who can take care of their welfare.
It’s really a tough situation.”
It is estimated that about 5,000 couples get divorced every year in the US, but marriage licenses can often cost hundreds of dollars and take months to get.
“I think it’s important for people to know that we’re here to help them get married,” said Rosenblums spokeswoman Melissa Perna.
“Our goal is to help all of the people in the United States who are struggling to get marriage licenses, including those in the marriage-equality movement.
We have been working to help as many couples as possible get married.”