As the wheels towards civil rights continue to move backward this week... Meet Nikki Araguz, a transgender who is now in a fight to maintain the death benefits of her recently deceased husband named Thomas Araguz. The family of the deceased husband says their son didn't know his wife was originally born a male and wants the marriage dissolved. Eight days after Thomas died battling a fire in Wharton County; his mother filed a lawsuit to block Nikki Araguz from receiving any of his death benefits. Texas law suggests Nikki is not entitled, because she was born as Justin Graham Purdue in 1975, a man. Transgender widow of Texas firefighter wants to keep husband's death benefits - todaysthv.com | KTHV | Little Rock, AR Does it ever stop? How hateful must some people be?