Transgendered widow back in court for benefits hearing

November 14, 2011 4:45:53 AM PST
The transgendered widow of a fallen firefighter is scheduled to appear in court today for an appeal hearing looking into her marriage.

Back in May, a judge invalidated Nikki Araguz's marriage to Thomas Araguz because of her gender when they got married. That ruling banned her from receiving Thomas' death benefits after he was killed last year while battling a fire in Wharton.

Nikki Araguz is now fighting the judge's decision.