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Family Battles Fallen Hero's Trans Wife

Family Battles Fallen Hero's Trans Wife

Family members of a fallen firefighter are attempting to block his widow from receiving any monetary or property-based benefits because she is transgender.

Houston firefighter Thomas Araguz III was killed in the line of duty while battling a fire at a farm earlier this month. His wife, Nikki Araguz, will face her in-laws in Wharton County court, where they will argue the marriage is invalid because Nikki was born male.

Thomas Araguz's family has been granted a temporary restraining order to keep Nikki from collecting benefits until the matter is resolved in court, according to KRIV News. Thomas found out that his wife was born male just two months before his death. He reportedly moved out of their home following the revelation.

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