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Margaret Court

In her last sermon for 2019, retired tennis player and now pentecostal minister Margaret Court attempted to hit a moonball at Tennis Australia. Court is controversial for her vocal opposition to LGBTIQ rights and same-sex marriage. Previously, Court demanded Tennis Australia formally welcome her to Melbourne Park to celebrate the 50th anniversary of her grand …

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Margaret Court will appear as a “special guest” at the 2020 Australian Open, Tennis Australia has said while also denouncing her anti-LGBTIQ views in an eloquent open letter. Court, who is now a pastor in Perth, won 24 grand-slam single titles in her career. In 1970, she won the Australian Open, Wimbledon, French Open and …

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The New South Wales parliament has backed a motion from Mark Latham to honour the sporting career of controversial tennis legend Margaret Court. The One Nation NSW leader moved the motion in the state’s Legislative Council on Wednesday, with MPs voting for it. The motion celebrates her achievements, recognises the upcoming 50th anniversary of her …

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Controversial Australian tennis legend Margaret Court has called out Tennis Australia over an upcoming tribute to her sporting achievements. Court finished her career with 24 grand slam singles titles, the most in history. She said Tennis Australia should properly honour the upcoming 50th anniversary of her Grand Slam year. Court told the Sydney Morning Herald …

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Troye Sivan has joked about the “gay agenda” while performing at the venue named after homophobic tennis legend Margaret Court. The singer is on the local leg of his Bloom Tour in Australia and New Zealand, which wrapped in Melbourne on Wednesday night. Talking to the crowd, Troye Sivan joked about pushing the “gay agenda” …

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Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has described Anna Wintour’s comments as “a bit tacky” after she slammed both Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Margaret Court. Speaking in Melbourne on Thursday, the Vogue editor-in-chief said Prime Minister Scott Morrison appeared “backward in all senses” on LGBTIQ issues. She also described herself as ‘alarmed’ by his record. …

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Australian tennis great Margaret Court has won this year’s Golden GLORIA award for comments deemed to be the most homophobic in the last 12 months. The GLORIAs — the Gay and Lesbian Outrageous, Ridiculous, and Ignorant Awards — are organised by New South Wales Greens MP Penny Sharpe, and highlight the year’s the worst anti-LGBTIQ …

Margaret Court

Australian tennis champion Margaret Court has remained defiant in her opposition to marriage equality. The 24-time Grand Slam winner, who is now a pastor in Perth, told the Herald Sun that same-sex marriage was a “trend” and Australia “will pay” for its decision to legalise it in December. “I think there will be a price …

Australian tennis legend Margaret Court is not happy with the resounding “Yes” vote that emerged from the same-sex marriage postal survey. Court, now a Perth-based pastor, caused controversy earlier this year when she said she would boycott Qantas because of CEO Alan Joyce’s support of same-sex marriage. And after the “yes” vote was announced on …

Margaret Court

Margaret Court has returned serve to a Perth tennis club that has voted to dump her as vice-patron. Cottesloe Tennis Club members recently voted against Court’s re-election, a move which the tennis legend slammed as being “politically motivated”. “I think it’s sad. You don’t have the freedom of speech today to really defend yourself,” she …

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