Bad News for Marriage

I can’t say it’s precedent, as it’s happened before in Texas, but it is sad and frustrating and entirely wrong-headed.

HOUSTON — A judge was expected to void the marriage between a transgender widow and her firefighter husband who died battling a blaze and will rule in favor of the man’s mother who argued that the marriage wasn’t valid, an attorney in the case said Tuesday based on a draft of the decision.

The suit was brought by the mother of firefighter Thomas Araguz III and argued that his widow, Nikki Araguz, should not receive any death benefits. The lawsuit claimed their marriage wasn’t legal because Nikki Araguz was born a man and Texas does not recognize same-sex marriage.

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So frustrating. Our sympathies to Nikki Araguz.

One Reply to “Bad News for Marriage”

  1. It seems odd that you do not grasp the possibility that Thomas Araguzs mother had a problem with their relationship? She was his mother and his choice surely hurt her belief system. She has rights and expectations also. Biologically speaking it was a same sex marriage…nothing changes those chromosomes.

    You never express here the pain that a “TG” manages to inflict on others (perhaps imagined by them) with the incessant desire to be what they wish for but can never be. Yes, we have our glorious beauties…a relative handful…… the rest are just sad.

    The courts in these cases are usually wrong, and so are you in this case.



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