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(Texas) Judge: Transgender widow's marriage to firefighter not valid (same sex marriage case)
Houston Chronicle ^ | May 24, 2011 | CAROL CHRISTIAN

Posted on 05/24/2011 5:49:15 PM PDT by a fool in paradise

A Wharton judge has ruled that the marriage between a Wharton fire captain killed in the line of duty and his transgender wife was not legal, an attorney in the case said today.

"It is our understanding, having read a draft order circulated by Judge Clapp, that he has ruled that any marriage between Thomas Araguz and Nikki Araguz is void as a matter of law," Mann said in a prepared statement sent by email a few minutes after 5 p.m., when the judge's office was closed

In his statement, Mann said he anticipated that Nikki Araguz's legal team would file an appeal.

"We anticipate successfully defending the court's ruling throughout the appellate process," the statement said.

Nikki Araguz has said she will appeal the matter to the U.S. Supreme Court and last week announced that she is opening her life to new scrutiny through a proposed television reality show to be called Being Nikki.

(Excerpt) Read more at chron.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: activistcourts; beingnikki; homosexualagenda; nikkiaraguz; samesexmarriage; texas; transagenda; transgender; transsexual
The lavender mafia continue to try to subvert state law by judge shopping. They are now pushing for an appeal to "recognize" some element of "same sex marriage".
1 posted on 05/24/2011 5:49:17 PM PDT by a fool in paradise
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To: wagglebee

PING


2 posted on 05/24/2011 5:51:02 PM PDT by a fool in paradise ("If Eric Holder had his way, O-B-L would still be alive today." Thank you President Bush for Gitmo.)
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To: a fool in paradise

I’m kind of surprised that this happened in Texas.

How many TG cowboys are out there??


3 posted on 05/24/2011 5:52:21 PM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: a fool in paradise

No such thing as a transgender “wife”. Again, born a male, always a male and vice versa


4 posted on 05/24/2011 5:52:21 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Beaten Valve

The man’s family claims that he did not know at the time of his engagement/marriage that his bride was born a man and surgically altered to mask this fact.


5 posted on 05/24/2011 5:55:31 PM PDT by a fool in paradise ("If Eric Holder had his way, O-B-L would still be alive today." Thank you President Bush for Gitmo.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Over $400,000.00 in Federal LODD benefits at stake.


6 posted on 05/24/2011 5:56:15 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini)
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To: GeronL

Yep, DNA says it all.


7 posted on 05/24/2011 5:56:23 PM PDT by doc1019 (Palin/Bachmann, unbeatable.)
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To: GeronL; a fool in paradise

There’s nothing to appeal. It was a same-sex marriage and therefore void in Texas. The judge is right.


8 posted on 05/24/2011 5:58:57 PM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: a fool in paradise

If I’m not mistaken, they were also separated at the time of his death. Whatever money is available should go to his kids from his first wife - not to the current spouse, who is a fraud.


9 posted on 05/24/2011 6:07:27 PM PDT by texaschick
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To: a fool in paradise
Hey, if it is good enough for "Pipes" Obama (no, not him!)...

The DADT president will have to support same sex "marriage."

10 posted on 05/24/2011 6:30:17 PM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (What do we do after reelection? The $1,000,000,000.00 fix is in.)
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To: a fool in paradise

You’d think a fire captain would know when there’s an extra hose ...


11 posted on 05/24/2011 6:31:30 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (I asked the bartender for a bin Ladin, she said 'what's that? I said 'two shots then a splash.')
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To: a fool in paradise
Nikki Araguz has said she will appeal the matter to the U.S. Supreme Court and last week announced that she is opening her life to new scrutiny through a proposed television reality show to be called Being Nikki.

What "she" are they referring too? Factually Nick is a He. If went around calling my self a martian and I had my skin dyed green (or red depending on my sci-fi source) with little antennae surgically attached to my head, would media outlets start calling me a Martian?

As this ruling doesn't appear to be issued from the state supreme court, or a district court doesn't this case have to go through the normal appeals process? Or do men who have their genitals mutilated get a "direct to the USSC" card with their surgical procedure?

12 posted on 05/24/2011 6:59:12 PM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: texaschick; a fool in paradise; All
Here's a prior story confirming what you recalled: they were separated at time of his death.

The kids should get the benefits, not a freak who defrauded the firefighter. Even if he participated in the fraud, the marriage would still be illegal and void in TX.

Of note: she's parading around a CA birth certificate that says she's female and has been since birth because CA reissues them for transgendereds, rewriting the record of history. She got the reissue after his death.

13 posted on 05/24/2011 7:42:20 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Cain campaign, wk 1: mistakes Declaration for Constitution, clueless on Right of Return.)
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To: Beaten Valve
I’m kind of surprised that this happened in Texas.

The sodomites import them into every corner of sane society - no one is immune.

14 posted on 05/24/2011 8:00:48 PM PDT by fwdude (Prosser wins, Goonions lose.)
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To: a fool in paradise

All they need to do is perform a DNA test to determine his sex gene. If XY, case closed.


15 posted on 05/24/2011 8:02:11 PM PDT by fwdude (Prosser wins, Goonions lose.)
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To: a fool in paradise

that would require both parties to know about the other.

this is just a mentally ill male who is a cross dresser.


16 posted on 05/24/2011 8:05:39 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: newzjunkey

IOW he LIED about being a male with a gender ID mental issue.

Fraud, mistake, or illegality are all grounds for anulment.

this marriage is void as a matter of law

or at bets voidable as a result of fraud.

There is no dispute about the deception by this male upon another male.


17 posted on 05/24/2011 8:28:03 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: longtermmemmory

I fully agree with you, but you have to wonder how, if the timeline is true about the “gender reassignment” surgery, the husband couldn’t know. But that’s irrelevant; two men can’t get married.


18 posted on 05/24/2011 10:26:55 PM PDT by fwdude (Prosser wins, Goonions lose.)
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To: newzjunkey

Just heard this morning that he/she is shopping around this story and his/her love life in general for a reality show.
Classy.


19 posted on 05/25/2011 5:40:34 AM PDT by texaschick
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To: longtermmemmory

It gets more interesting:
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/7127607.html

“Nikki Araguz, 35, expressed deep regret for not telling the man the truth about her gender history upfront and for surprising him with the news during her appearance on the Jerry Springer TV show on Feb. 13, 1995, calling it a mistake she made as an inexperienced teenager. She confirmed her appearance on the show after being questioned by the Chronicle.”


20 posted on 05/25/2011 8:11:07 AM PDT by Only1choice____Freedom (FDR had the New Deal. President 0bama has the Raw Deal.)
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To: newzjunkey

If HE is going to challenge this decision all the way to the US Supreme Court, you can bet your bottom dollar that this isn’t about some guy trying to collect $600,000 in benefits from a dead firefighter.

The lawyers in this case wouldn’t come cheap. It’s about pursuing an agenda.


21 posted on 05/25/2011 10:15:29 AM PDT by a fool in paradise ("If Eric Holder had his way, O-B-L would still be alive today." Thank you President Bush for Gitmo.)
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To: Only1choice____Freedom

From the video I just saw of this person she looks female.
Maybe she’s one of those people who should have been a woman.


22 posted on 05/25/2011 10:24:01 AM PDT by Captain Peter Blood
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To: a fool in paradise

Well, if she wants to go into debt pursuing something that won’t go in her favor, that’s her choice I guess.


23 posted on 05/25/2011 11:13:42 AM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: darkangel82

Funding for the case is probably not coming out of HIS pockets/purse. The lavender mafia wants to change law in the courts the way they did in the Lawrence v. Texas case.


24 posted on 05/25/2011 11:16:07 AM PDT by a fool in paradise ("If Eric Holder had his way, O-B-L would still be alive today." Thank you President Bush for Gitmo.)
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To: Captain Peter Blood

I think you may have just outed yourself.


25 posted on 05/25/2011 11:19:41 AM PDT by colorcountry (Comforting lies are not your friends. Painful truths are not your enemies.)
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To: Captain Peter Blood

Regardles of what she looks like, going on Springer for $500 to embarrass her husband is a low blow for anybody to do.

She was living stealth for a while and spent quite a bit on surgery to get it done.

I have to say the surgeon did a marvelous job but what is wrong here cannot be fixed by surgery or hormones.

In fact, the real problem has nothing to do with gender.

It has everything to do with character and the law. She betrayed her husband and they separated before his death.

By being a trans-gender person, the gay mafia provides money to make policy and she is just a tool.

-again.


26 posted on 05/25/2011 11:30:29 AM PDT by Only1choice____Freedom (FDR had the New Deal. President 0bama has the Raw Deal.)
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See? Another poor, poor transgender victim.

A. The transgendered man is a mentally ill sex pervert. B. The legal system in some states now forces us normal people to pretend that a mentally ill sex pevert who has had vicious surgical mutilation and must take artificial hormone pills for the rest of its natural life is not realy a man but a woman. C. The fireman married this mutilated mentally ill sex pervert when the pervert still, apparently, had his male parts not cut off yet. But that's not important. The important parts are that the legal system is trying to deny the laws of nature and the media is their handmaiden, calling a mutilated mentally ill man a "she" and it even says it on his CA birth certificate.

What I'm wondering is when this vile attempt to overturn and repeal the Laws of Nature created by God will end. People are going to have to stand up against this insanity.

27 posted on 05/25/2011 6:21:33 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Only1choice____Freedom

It’s not a “she”, it’s a “he” who is a mentally ill sex pervert who has been surgically mutilated. A side show freak.


28 posted on 05/25/2011 6:23:38 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: colorcountry; Captain Peter Blood

Tanssexuals or whatever the aitch they call themselves sometimes have facial reconsturctive surgery since men usually have heavier brow ridges, thicker jaws, etc. These freakazoids spend countless thousands on all manner of surgery to pretend that they are women. I didn’t see the photo but the facial surgery is not uncommon at all.


29 posted on 05/25/2011 6:26:37 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: a fool in paradise

If he/she had the transgender surgery before they got married, he/she may have a case. Since the surgery happened after they were married, there is no case. The judge is completely correct in his verdict; this case will get nowhere on appeal. It is illegal for same sexes to be married in Texas.

Other comments on this thread may be correct, this is not about the $600,000.00.


30 posted on 05/25/2011 6:34:14 PM PDT by TheMom (I wish mosquitoes sucked fat instead of blood.)
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To: little jeremiah
What I'm wondering is when this vile attempt to overturn and repeal the Laws of Nature created by God will end. People are going to have to stand up against this insanity.


One of the reasons I remain a Christian:

Pilate therefore said to Him, "Are You a king then?" Jesus answered, "You say rightly that I am a king. For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice." —John 18:37

Without an objective standard of truth, from Moses and the ancients onward, anything goes and nothing is sacred.

31 posted on 05/26/2011 9:06:19 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (Thank you, Dubya and U.S. military. You did not falter. You did not fail.)
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To: Captain Peter Blood
Maybe she’s one of those people who should have been a woman.

Check the person's DNA. If it's XX then she should have been (and is) a woman. If it's XY then he should have been (and is) a man.

This is not rocket science. XX = female. XY = male. Every single cell of our bodies proclaims what sex we are.

32 posted on 05/26/2011 9:06:22 AM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: John O

What if you aren’t XX or XY? XXY does happen.


33 posted on 05/26/2011 7:01:17 PM PDT by Melas
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To: Only1choice____Freedom

If I read that story right she went on Springer back in 1995 o 1996. She wasn’t married to that fire fighter till about 2 years ago.


34 posted on 05/26/2011 8:00:31 PM PDT by Captain Peter Blood
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To: colorcountry

Did you look at the video??????????????


35 posted on 05/26/2011 8:01:37 PM PDT by Captain Peter Blood
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To: Captain Peter Blood

Didn’t need to. I’m simply one of most conservatives that doesn’t believe that a woman CAN be born in a woman’s body. Evidently you aren’t one of us.


36 posted on 05/27/2011 7:30:19 AM PDT by colorcountry (Comforting lies are not your friends. Painful truths are not your enemies.)
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To: colorcountry
Thank God I am not “One of You” whoever You may be.
Scientifically there are strange things that can happen, including chromosomes that are wired differently.
I only made a simple observation that you have taken out of context.
Have you considered becoming a TSA Screener?????????????
37 posted on 05/27/2011 5:35:33 PM PDT by Captain Peter Blood
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To: Melas
What if you aren’t XX or XY? XXY does happen.

Have the 'transgendered' freaks tested. If they are XXY we'll handle it then. (I'd guess that we wouldn't find one)

38 posted on 05/27/2011 7:47:55 PM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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