Oregon Could Allow Secular Groups To Perform Weddings
Secular groups could perform weddings under a measure up for a committee vote Monday in the Oregon legislature.
You can go to court to get married in Oregon. But that will set you back over $100 in fees.
The Oregon ACLU says that discriminates against people who are philosophically opposed to religion - people like Cathy Phillips of Lebanon, Oregon, whose daughter is getting married this month.
"Finding an officiant who shares our atheistic beliefs is a challenge sometimes," Phillips said.
So theirs is ordained by an online nondenominational “church.”
The measure being voted on Monday would allow organizations not affiliated with a religion to oversee marriage ceremonies.
A proposed amendment would also allow current or former members of the legislature to perform weddings.