So apparently getting my birth certificate is harder than it looks.
I need to have it notarized, unless I want to go to San Diego.
Then there's getting a marriage license in Houston. No blood test/medical certificate needed, nor witnesses, but the license must be procured 3 days-30 days before the ceremony, and couple must go together 30 minutes before the county office closes?
Then the ceremony must have a justice of the peace or a licensed/ordained Christian priest/Jewish rabbi. We don't have an officiant yet (for this or for the wedding), but Jess and I believe--at least for the wedding part-- that he/she must be someone we know personally, i.e. have personal history with. There's also the option to do it in Austin.
Then there's the name-changing deal. You have to have the post-ceremonial paper first, though.
Oi vey. I'm a bit confused.