Oregon Hygienic Marriage Examination and License, Measure 4 (June 1921)
The Oregon Hygienic Marriage Examination and License Bill, also known as Measure 4, was on the June 7, 1921 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred state statute, where it was defeated. The measure would have required both applicants for a marriage license to submit to and pass an examination by a physician as to their venereal health and mentality and disqualified those who failed such an examination a marriage license.
|Oregon Measure 4 (June 1921)|
Election results via: Oregon Blue Book
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
Proposed Law - Referred to the People by the Legislative Assembly
Submitted by the legislature - HYGIENIC MARRIAGE EXAMINATION AND LICENSE BILL - Purpose: To require both applicants for marriage license to submit to and pass an examination by a regularly licensed and competent physician as to their health, in regard to contagious or communicable venereal disease and mentality, and in case of failure to pass such examination prohibiting marriage unless one or both applicants are rendered sterile; to establish requirements of physician’s certificate and providing for an appeal from order of county clerk denying a license.
Path to the ballot
- Oregon 1921 ballot measures
- 1921 ballot measures
- List of Oregon ballot measures
- History of Initiative & Referendum in Oregon
- Oregon Blue Book Initiative, Referendum and Recall: 1916-1921
- Oregon State Constitution
- State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet 1921