Texas Marriage: Some helpful hints on how to accomplish in this state
Do you have more Texas information??
Tell Nick, he'll post the information!
Updated: April 5, 2006
Thanks for the great information you posted
regarding the marriage issue in Texas.
First, let me just say that I live in San Antonio
and know, all too well, the case involving Phyllis Frye. It was Christie
Lee Littleton's case (whom I personally know), and the judge at the time, Phil
Hardberger (4th Circuit Court of Appeals) is now our mayor. In my
opinion, he's done a good job so far as mayor even though I abhor his
I'm FTM and married a bio female because, as you
probably already know, all you need is identification showing that you are
"male". It's something I'm not worried about because unlike
Christie Lee, I don't foresee any problems with either of our
families. That's basically where CL's problems started.
Some really good advice that was given to my wife
and I by Phyllis was to get re-married using a Federal I.D., like a
passport. That way, not only do I have a State issued I.D. stating that
I am male, but also a Federal one to back it up. Any other guys (FTM)
out there wanting to marry a bio female might want to go ahead and get married
the first time using a passport as identification.
Like just about anywhere, Texas doesn't have any
solid "rules" regarding changing birth certificates, etc. I
got a court order with name and gender change using a local attorney who
charged only a fraction of what Phyllis wanted...that's an ENTIRELY other
subject however! Anyway, he knew which judge to use who wouldn't throw
me out of the courtroom since we have a whole shitpot full of conservative
asshole judges around here (and yes, it has happened to several FTM's and
MTF's). All went well including getting the gender marker changed on my
birth certificate and re-issued with my new name/gender.
I would be happy to answer any other
questions relating to this topic, but am going to have to ask that, if you
publish this on your web site, that you don't put my name. Only to
protect myself and my wife, I'm sure you understand.