Ever since the Texas Supreme Court denied Heather Delgado’s appeal back in September, Nikki Araguz Loyd has been on after six years of fighting this soon to be successful war to recognize her humanity and her marriage to Thomas Araguz III a slow glide path to victory.
The case has been sent back down to the Wharton, TX courtroom of GOP judge Randy Clapp, who has been ordered to reverse his original loud, wrong and partisan order by the TX appeals court.
Later today, Araguz Loyd will be arriving at the Wharton County courthouse 90 miles southwest of Houston at 1:30 PM CST for what she hopes will be a routine receipt of a signed order ending the longstanding landmark trans marriage battle.
And while she is happy that this legal war to recognize her marriage to Capt. Araguz has had a successful conclusion, she is still wary.
She says “I am elated this is going to be the end, I am only hoping that it will be easy, smooth and uneventful. However, my case is all about irony and I never count my chickens before they hatch. I only hope, this is the end, and I can ride off into the sunset with my Prince Charming.”
She and husband William Loyd will cap off what we hope will be a triumphant day for her by honoring and celebrating at the Transgender March Of Resilience, which will be begin at 6 PM CST at the Houston Zoo entrance.
Congratulations Nikki! Thanks for fighting to not only have your marriage and humanity recognized, but by extension, the humanity and ability to love and marry our desired partners for all trans people in Texas.