Domestic partnerships were very common prior to same-sex marriage becoming legal. It was a way to allow for a legal relationship between two people of the same gender.
While same-sex couples can now enter into a marriage, some still remain in domestic partnerships. If you are in this type of relationship, you may wonder if it is still valid since many laws have changed over time regarding gay marriage rights.
Oregon law still maintains the right to enter a domestic partnership and upholds the legal rights of such a union. However, you should note this applies only within the state. Other states may not recognize this legal status. The federal government may also not honor it. So, in some situations, your legal relationship may not be valid.
In general, as long as you abided by the law when entering the agreement, your domestic partnership remains valid. You and your partner must be the same gender. This option is not available for those in relationships with the opposite gender. Neither of you can be in a marriage with someone else either. This will void the partnership. You also need to have entered into the agreement while over the age of 18 and of sound mind that you understood you were entering a legal agreement.
If you have concerns that your domestic partnership may not be valid, you should go over the law and consider your specific situation. However, in most cases, as long as there have been no changes since entering the agreement, it will remain valid.