“I literally don’t have the energy to do anything, but this fight is what’s kept me going,” Stone-Hoskins told Project Q Houston in August. “If this is the last battle I’m ever engaged in, I hope that it is successful and nobody has to go through the torture that I’ve been through, and that torture was caused by the state.”

Neel Lane, the attorney who represented Stone-Hoskins in the lawsuit, also took to Facebook to remember his client.

“Whatever the doctors say, I will always believe he died of a broken heart,” Lane wrote. “In his last days, he told me how happy he was that he helped secure relief to thousands of Texas residents who sought amended death certificates and birth certificates that recognized their marriages.”

Stone-Hoskins also made headlines following Stone’s death when he alleged that churches in his husband’s hometown of Mountain Home, Arkansas, refused to conduct his funeral service.