(CNN) Canada’s Senate has passed a bill producing the country’s national anthem gender-neutral.
The bill changes the expression “in all thy sons command” to “in all of us command. inch
It should now receive “royal assent” through the governor general before it becomes regulation.
The particular move, sponsored by late politician Mauril Bé langer, was recognized by prominent Canadians, including Perfect Minister Justin Trudeau and “The Handmaid’s Tale” author Margaret Atwood.
“Mauril’s bill to make O North america gender neutral passed third reading through in the Senate tonight — one more positive towards gender equality. #inallofuscommand, ” Trudeau tweeted.
“Thank you @SenateCA! ‘In all of us command’: Senate passes costs approving #genderneutral anthem wording, inch tweeted Atwood.
Not everyone is thrilled in regards to the change.
The bill passed Canada’s Home of Commons in 2016, yet spent 18 months under debate within the Senate, where it faced resistance from some members of the Conventional Party. After it passed, a few criticized the vote.
“Shameful, anti-democratic behaviour by #Trudeau-appointed senators, including #SenCA Speaker, as they shut down legitimate argument in Chamber, ” tweeted Traditional Sen. Denise Batters.
“Dissapointed [sic] to hear the Liberals transformed our national anthem. Somethings simply shouldn’t change, ” tweeted Traditional Member of Parliament Bob Saroya.
“#SorryNotSorry yet I am NOT changing the way I actually sing O Canada, ” messaged another user.
“O Canada” became Canada’s nationwide anthem in 1980, and since that time changes to the lyrics have been suggested several times. This is the first time such a offer has been successful.