More than three-quarters of all marriages in the US have already been granted by the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles, according to data from the agency.
The number of marriages in Oregon reached 2,742,700 on Monday, up from 1,969,700 a year ago, according the agency, which oversees all state licenses.
The numbers are slightly lower than the number of licenses issued in 2016, which stood at 2,727,900.
The bureau also announced a new goal for 2017, which is set to be the first year that Oregon will grant all marriages.
That’s a significant jump from 2016, when the agency said that it would only be able to issue licenses for couples who had a marriage license by then.
The state now has a target date of January 2021, when all marriages would be granted.
The agency said it expects to issue a total of more than 3.2 million marriage licenses in 2017.
The increase in applications came after a series of changes in the state’s marriage laws in 2016.
Oregon became the first state in the country to change its marriage laws, changing the definition of marriage from the federal definition to one in which the husband and wife live together.
The new definition of “marriage” changed the way couples were able to get a marriage certificate, and now a spouse must have lived together for three years to be eligible to obtain one.
It was also the first time in more than a century that the state changed its marriage law to allow same-sex couples to marry.
The change has also led to a huge increase in same-gender couples filing for marriage licenses, which had been a rare occurrence for decades.
In addition, the state allowed same-date couples to get married in their local communities.
The department said that in addition to the increase in the number, the bureau has also made a series, which it said were the largest it had ever seen.
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