It’s first thing in the morning and I’m reading the article about Nikki Araguz and I’m guardedly angry. Her marriage to her husband was ruled invalid by a judge in Texas and she is obviously appealing this. I used the word ‘guardedly’ because I don’t know the entire story and am basing my opinion on this article.
The details of the story is that she is or was transsexual and is now legally a woman. She’s had her operation two months after her marriage with her husbands complete knowledge and had done all the paperwork including a brand new birth certificate from the state of her birth which, the article states, the US Constitution says Texas has to honour and didn’t.
But what I did read is enough to anger me. This couple were married. It’s that simple. They had a licence, a ceremony and lived together as man and wife. They were married. To do this to a grieving widow is not only wrong it’s callous. If the marriage wasn’t legal is wouldn’t have happened, right? I don’t know if they had a church wedding or a civil one so I don’t know if the line “What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.” (Mark 10:9 KJV) was used but I’m sure it, or something like it, was. As I said, they were married.
This is another example of how human rights are not transsexual rights. If it’s not spelled out in the human rights code that people of different gender identities and gender expressions are protected then their ‘rights’ do not exist.