28 May '11, 1am

Texas Judge Decides Transgender Marriage Was Illegal

Texas Judge Decides Transgender Marriage Was Illegal

Thomas died while fighting a fire last summer, and now his family and ex-wife, Heather Delgado, are now battling his widow for $600,000 in death benefits and assets, according to the Associated Press. They argue that the inheritance should go to Thomas' two young sons from his marriage to Delgado because his marriage to Nikki was never valid. In a draft order issued on Tuesday, District Judge Randy Clapp said he's found that "any marriage between Thomas Araguz and Nikki Araguz was void as a matter of law" and Thomas "was not married at the time of his death." At issue is when Nikki legally became female, and when when Thomas found out she's transgender. In an interview with 20/20 Nikki says she told Thomas that she was born male a week into their relationship, and he supported her during the process of getting a sex change operation. His mother, Simona Longoria, and Delgad...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/civil-rights/blog/texas-judge...

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