appeal the 2010 unjust decision in her Delgado vs Araguz marriage case in Republican Judge Randy Clapp's court in Wharton, TX that voided her marriage to the late Thomas Araguz III.
The appeal will be heard in the Texas 13th District Court of Appeals based in Corpus Christi at 2 PM CDT in front of a panel of three Democratic justices.
Presiding in this case will be Chief Justice Rogelio Valdez, Justice Nora Longoria, and Justice Nelda V. Rodriguez. Both sides in the case will have 20 minutes to make their arguments in the case and if the justices stay true to the American, Texas and Democratic Party principles of fairness and justice, I'm hopeful there's a good chance this appeal will go Nikki's way.
In fact, trans marriage cases on the international level have been on a positive roll lately with the wins in Hong Kong by Ms. W and Joanne Cassar's in Malta. Just hope Nikki can make it three-for-three.
After the hearing, Nikki will be getting married to her fiance and gallery business partner, artist William Loyd on the steps of the courthouse. There was some drama here in Harris County because they were initially denied a marriage license in Harris County no thanks to our oppressive GOP state attorney general Greg Abbott who thinks he's a worthy replacement for Gov. Goodhair (Rick Perry)
In case you're wondering why we Lone Star transpeeps are paying attention to Delgado vs Araguz, it's because it has major implications not only for the legal status of trans people in Texas, this case has the potential to trickle up the legal food chain, eventually land in the SCOTUS and become a national issue.
Whoever loses be it Nikki (unlikely) or the ex-wife, is certainly going to appeal to the full five person Texas Court of Appeals. Then the next step in the process is the Texas Supreme Court which unfortunately has an anti-gay advocate who will probably do what Republicans do in the conservafool dictatorship of Texas. Ignore the law, logic and reason and rule against Nikki based on his personal bigotry and hatred if the case lands there like Randy Clapp did.
Congrats you two, wish I could be there for the fun on both levels and good luck Nikki with the hearing