More than five years after firefighter’s death, transgender widow to get his death benefits

Greg Hernandez | Gay Star News | November 24, 2015
Transgender widow Nikki Araguz Loyd has finally prevailed in a more than five year legal battle against her late husband’s family over his death benefits.On Friday (20 November), a state district judge in Texas ruled that Loyd was legally married to Thomas Araguz at the time of his death in 2010 while fighting a fire.

Loyd, a well-known activist, posted the legal judgment on her Facebook page.

‘Done and done,’ she wrote on Facebook. ‘All is at it should be. Now to ride into the sunset, happily ever after!’

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