In a perhaps unsurprising development, a Texas court ruled yesterday against Nikki Araguz, a transsexual woman with an intersex condition, married to Thomas Araguz, a volunteer firefighter who was killed in the line of duty.
The court declared her marriage invalid, meaning she cannot receive death benefits from her husband.
The opinion hasn't yet been released, so the court's legal basis for the ruling is unknown.
We've discussed the Araguz case several times on Bilerico. What's most unfortunate here is that a court has sided with the Littleton case, also decided in Texas over a decade ago, which essentially decided that woman is defined as ovaries capable of having a baby.