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Margaret Court threatens new boycott over tennis tribute

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 jokes about the ‘gay agenda’ at Margaret Court Arena

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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Margaret Court says Israel Folau is being persecuted for his beliefs

Tennis champion and Christian pastor Margaret Court has defended Israel Folau, who she says is being persecuted for his religious beliefs. Folau will appear before a code of conduct hearing on May 4 in a bid to avoid being sacked by Rugby Australia after he claimed on social media “hell awaits” homosexuals and suggested transgender …

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Dutton and Margaret Court respond to Anna Wintour

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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Anna Wintour Slams Margaret Court And Scott Morrison For Their LGBTIQ Views

Fashion icon Anna Wintour has slammed tennis legend Margaret Court and Prime Minister Scott Morrison for their views on LGBTIQ rights. Delivering a keynote speech at the Australian Open Inspirational Series in Melbourne, the Vogue editor-in-chief questioned whether the tennis star’s name should be on Victoria’s Margaret Court Arena. Court, who is now a pastor, …

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Margaret Court Wins Award For ‘Most Homophobic Comment Of 2017’

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 …

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Margaret Court Says Marriage Equality Erodes ‘Biblical Principles Of Excellence’

Tennis legend turned pastor Margaret Court has told the federal government’s Religious Freedom Review the legalisation of marriage equality raises “alarming” issues for the country. The review – which was recently given a two month extension after it was inundated with 16,000 submissions – published almost 2000 of them late last Thursday. In her submission …

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Margaret Court on same-sex marriage: ‘There’ll be a price to pay’

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 …

Margaret Court Responds To ‘Yes’ Vote With Another Boycott

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 …

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Sigur Ros Reveals Equality Shirts They’ll Sell At Margaret Court Arena

Icelandic band Sigur Ros have unveiled the pro-equality t-shirts they plan to sell at Margaret Court Arena, to hit back at the tennis legend’s recent anti-gay comments. Sigur Ros (pictured) is touring Australia this month and will play the Melbourne venue on July 27. The band, whose frontman Jónsi Birgisson is openly gay, announced last …

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