Human rights chief welcomes Australian decision on gender

Officer checking passport

The UN's top human rights official, Navi Pillay, has welcomed a decision by the Australian Government to allow Australians to choose the gender they wish to be identified as.

The decision allows Australians who do not wish to identify themselves as either male or female, or who are transgender or intersex, to choose how they're identified on their passports.

Gerry Adams spoke to Charles Radcliffe of the UN human rights office in New York, who says the decision promotes the human rights of the affected people.

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