Women’s Commissioner wants to change German national anthem

msn.com/de — (Machine translation)

Following the Austrian example, the German national anthem should now be gender-neutral. The Equal Opportunity Commissioner of the German Ministry of Family Affairs, Kristin Rose-Möhring, has made a corresponding proposal in a circular. As the “Bild am Sonntag” reports, “Fatherland” should become “homeland” and “brotherly” too “courageous”.

 The circular went to all employees of the SPD politician Katarina Barley led Ministry. In support of this, the women’s representative also referred to the gender-neutral reformulation of the Austrian national anthem (“home of great daughters and sons”). Canada also recently decided to change its national anthem to gender-neutral language.