A revised California birth certificate for Nikki Paige Purdue, aka Nikki Araguz, is shown outside the Wharton County Courthouse Friday, May 20, 2011, in Houston. During the court hearing Friday, ... more 
A revised California birth certificate for Nikki Paige Purdue, aka Nikki Araguz, is shown outside the Wharton County Courthouse Friday, May 20, 2011, in Houston. During the court hearing Friday, attorneys for the family of Thomas Araguz III asked a judge to rule in favor of their lawsuit that seeks control over death benefits and other assets totaling more than $600,000. The firefighter's family says he only learned of his wife's gender history just prior to his death in July 2010 while battling a blaze. Nikki Araguz, has insisted her husband was aware of her history and says she will win the case. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Houston Chronicle, Brett Coomer
Fri, May 20, 2011 3:21 PM EDT