Some good news to hopefully overshadow the hideousness of Kansas.
In 2009, the Texas Legislature amended the Texas Family Code to include "an original or certified copy of a court order relating to the applicant's name change or sex change" as proof of identity and age when applying for a marriage license.
This amendment made it possible for the Court of Appeals to reverse a ruling that a trans woman's marriage was void as a matter of law, thereby making her ineligible for widow's benefits after her firefighter husband died.
It isn't a done deal by a longshot, but now the trial court will be required to consider the evidence proving Ms. Araguz is, in fact, a woman. Hopefully that court doesn't screw this up so the late Thomas Araguz's mother and his first wife can go to hell.
(inaugural post! hi GT!)