Berlin, Jun 29 (AP) Austria’s Constitutional Court has ruled that authorities must allow people to be entered in official records as something other than male or female if they so wish. Also Read - Will Quit if Centre Brings Law Allowing Only One Member of Family in Politics: Mamata’s Nephew Abhishek Banerjee

The court announced its verdict today after examining the case of a person who unsuccessfully sought to have their entry changed to “inter” or a similar word. Also Read - Cold Day in Capital: Delhi Records Lowest Maximum Temperature This Month at 15 Degrees Celsius

It found no need to change the existing law, since it does not explicitly specify that people’s gender must be male or female. However, it left open what other word could be used, citing possibilities such as “inter” or “open.” In neighboring Germany, the highest court ruled in November that people must be allowed to appear in official records as neither male nor female. It said authorities should create a third identity or scrap gender entries altogether. (AP) CPS CPS Also Read - Check Haryana Authorities' Travel Advisory For Jan 25-27 in View of Farmers' Republic Day Tractor Rally

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