It’s another great day for Nikki Araguz Loyd in a Texas courtroom as the Texas Supreme Court in Austin ruled in her favor in her ongoing case to reinstate her marriage to her late husband Thomas Araguz III.
In the last update, she had a big win at the Texas 13th Appeal Court level in Corpus Christi that not only reversed Judge Randy Clapp’s (R) unjust order that invalidated her marriage, but struck a what may be fatal blow to the Littleton v Prange case.
It also sent the case back to Judge Clapp’s court where we hope the arc of the moral and legal universe will continue bending toward justice for her and the Texas trans community.
The case was appealed to the all GOP dominated Texas Supreme Court by the Delgado legal team, and in a ruling that came back today that was a wonderful surprise for her and the Texas trans community , the SCOTX without comment denied hearing their petition.
Translation, the ruling of the Texas 13th Court of Appeals stands.
Of course, when I talked to an obviously happy Nikki Araguz Loyd about her latest legal win, she said, “I’m elated that the Texas Supreme Court saw fit to do the right thing in my case. It gets us past another major hurdle and one step closer to the Lone Star State recognizing the transitioned gender identity of trans people.”
I hope and pray that is the case as well.