In an attempt to minimize discrimination against intersex or transgender people, the government of Australia announced on Thursday that it will now offer three gender options: male, female, and indeterminate.
The government said that transgender people who have not had sex-reassignment surgery will now be able to choose their new gender on the passport application form. Additionally, the process of applying for a passport designating the holder as intersex (neither male nor female) will be easier.
Attorney-General Robert McClelland said the changes, which took effect immediately, meant transgendered or intersex people would simply need a doctor's letter of support to obtain a passport in what they considered their true gender.
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