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Same-sex Marriage

Effective January 1, 2014, OAR 105-010-0018 mandates that in the administration of all state laws, all state agencies must recognize the marriages of same-sex couples validly performed in other jurisdictions to the same extent that they recognize other marriages validly performed in other jurisdictions. This temporary rule, which will expire on June 30, 2014, has been put in place to ensure consistent application of statewide policy by agencies and to comply with the federal Constitution.

Impacted state agencies have been directed to implement program-specific administrative rules prior to the expiration date of this temporary rule. Links to these agency program changes can be found below. 

Same-sex marriage: special PERS Health Insurance Program enrollment period

The PERS Health Insurance Program (PHIP) is offering an Open Enrollment Period to persons eligible to participate in PHIP and their same sex-spouses, as well as eligible dependents, who had previously been unable to enroll due to federal tax law restrictions.

Oregon's Department of Administrative Services has directed state agencies to recognize same-sex marriages validly performed in other jurisdictions.

The enrollment opportunity extends through April 30, 2014. You can download an Enrollment Request Form. Coverage will be effective on the first day of the month following receipt of your application.

Outside of this special enrollment period, normal PHIP enrollment guidelines will apply to same-sex marriage partners.

Please note: PHIP cannot enroll registered domestic partners under Oregon's law as that program is not considered the same as a marriage.

For more information, please contact PHIP customer service at 800-768-7377. ​

Please contact Amy Williams, 503-378-4522,
for technical issues relating to these links.

   Human Services, Department of

   Revenue, Department of
   Workers’ Compensation Division
Bulletins for computation of benefits (B111) and retroactive program benefits (B366 and B369) include domestic partners.