Canadian Senate has passed a bill that has revised the lines of the country’s national anthem to make it gender neutral.
The phrase “in all thy sons,” in the second line of the anthem has been changed to “in all of us”.
The song “O Canada,” was adopted in 1980 as the national anthem of Canada. Ever since 12 bills have been introduced to make the changes in the line, reported the CBC. Tha latest bill was introduced in early 2016.
Mauril’s bill to make O Canada gender neutral passed third reading in the Senate tonight – another positive step towards gender equality. #inallofuscommand
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) February 1, 2018
“This may be small, it’s about two words, but it’s huge … we can now sing it with pride knowing the law will support us in terms of the language. I’m proud to be part of the group that made this happen,” Independent Ontario Sen. Frances Lankin, who sponsored the bill told the broadcaster.
The bill will become a law once it gets a formal royal assent. The Francophones would not change their version of the anthem.