Nikki Araguz @nikkiaraguz (USA)

imagesA transgender woman denied benefits after her firefighter husband died in the line of duty will get another chance to litigate the case in a state district courtroom, the 13th Court of Appeals ruled.  Nikki Araguz was denied benefits when the mother and ex-wife of late husband Thomas Trevino Araguz III filed a lawsuit claiming their marriage was void because of Texas’ ban on same-sex marriage.  The Texas appellate court held that Texas law recognizes that an individual who has had a “sex change” is eligible to marry a person of the opposite sex. The appellate court remanded the case to the trial court to litigate the issue of Araguz’ sex.

We hope Nikki prevails.

IN THE ESTATE OF THOMAS TREVINO ARAGUZ III, DECEASED.

Texas court revives transgender marriage case – San Antonio Express-News.