In Japan, an unnamed transgender man has been denied the right to be the legal parent of the infant that his lawful wife gave birth to through artificial insemination. Although the man is registered as male and the couple legally married in 2008, the court ruled that the child cannot be adopted by the father because they are not biologically related.
Nikki Araguz is a transgender female who married a Texas firefighter. In 2010 she became a widow and the court denied her right to receive her husband’s death benefits. Nikki wants to re-marry and the state of Texas claims she cannot legally marry her fiance.