Canada: Kael McKenzie sworn in as 1st transgender judge

Winnipeg has sworn in Canada's first transgender judge. After being appointed to the bench in mid-December, former Crown attorney Kael McKenzie officially took his seat in the Manitoba court Friday.

"Kael is the first self-identified transgender judge in Canada and that is something to be celebrated," a judge said to a crowd of applause at the swearing-in ceremony. "Kael is a proud member of the Manitoba M├ętis Nation. His appointment can only serve to strengthen public confidence in the administration of justice in this province."

McKenzie was praised for his involvement in the legal community before saying a few words himself. Read more via CBC