The BBC reported last Friday:
Australian judges have ruled that people do not have to be registered as a man or a woman on the register of births, deaths and marriages.
The New South Wales Court of Appeal overturned an earlier decision that a person's sex could not be listed as "non-specific" under Australian law.
The appeal was brought by a 50-year-old activist from Sydney called Norrie, who identifies as being gender neutral.
The court ruled that sex does not bear a binary meaning of "male" or "female".
The Sydney Morning Herald further noted:
Though strictly the decision only applies to those such as Norrie who have had sex affirmation surgery (previously known as sex change surgery), it has potential implications for many others, including babies who are born with ambiguous genetalia, and people who do not identify as male or female despite having physical characteristics of a man or a woman.