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May 1, 2012

A Texas transgender widow is suing after she was denied husband's benefits because she was registered as male at birth

A firefighter's transgender widow from Texas is suing for the benefits that she was denied because she was registered as male at birth.

Despite legally changing her name and undergoing sexual reassignment surgery in 1996, 36-year-old Nikki Araguz was denied the workers' compensation which she claims was owed to her after her firefighter husband Thomas was killed in action 2010.

Now Mrs Araguz has filed a law suit against the City of Wharton.