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Gay Couple Wed On Rainbow Crossing Outside Margaret Court Arena

A gay couple has gotten “illegally married” outside Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne over the weekend. Ron Van Houwelingen and his partner of thirty years Antony McManus got hitched at a rally outside the arena protesting comments made by the venue’s namesake, tennis legend Margaret Court, against marriage equality and transgender people. Attendees also drew …

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Protesters Rally Against Margaret Court At Liberal Party Fundraiser

Around 100 LGBTI equality campaigners have rallied outside a Liberal Party fundraiser in Melbourne to protest the appearance of tennis legend Margaret Court as a special guest. Court’s boycott of Qantas over its same-sex marriage support and comments linking gay and transgender people to Nazis and the devil sparked a national furore last month. “Margaret …

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Molly Meldrum Returns Serve Over Margaret Court’s Anti-Gay Comments

Molly Meldrum is the latest celebrity to return serve to Margaret Court over her negative comments regarding gays and same-sex marriage. Meldrum joined the chorus of protest, calling for Margaret Court Arena to be renamed after receiving a standing ovation while watching the Elvis, The Wonder Of You orchestral show at the arena on Friday …

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Rock Band To Fundraise For Marriage Equality At Margaret Court Arena

Icelandic rock band Sigur Rós has pledged their support for marriage equality in an open letter to Melbourne ahead of their show at Margaret Court Arena next month. “Our fans and friends have made us aware of recent comments by Margaret Court regarding her opposition to Qantas’s support of same-sex marriage in Australia, and her …

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Martina Navratilova Renews Her Call To Rename Margaret Court Arena

Out tennis champion Martina Navratilova has blasted tennis legend Margaret Court as a “homophobe” and called for her name to be removed from the arena named after her. But transgender Australian of the Year winner Cate McGregor has said such a move would be a mistake. Following her recent Qantas boycott, Margaret Court gave an …

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Casey Dellacqua speaks out about Margaret Court targeting her family

Australian tennis star Casey Dellacqua has stood up for her family and spoken out against tennis legend Margaret Court. Dellacqua has two young children with her partner, former touch football player Amanda Judd. She said she could no longer ignore Court’s views after her family was the subject of a letter to the editor written …

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Tennis World No. 1 Andy Murray Responds To Margaret Court

Andy Murray, the current world No. 1 tennis player, has responded to the controversy around tennis legend Margaret Court’s Qantas boycott. Court, a vehement opponent of marriage equality, sparked a furore last week when she announced she would stop flying Qantas in protest of the airline’s advocacy for the reform. Murray told a press conference …

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‘Bullied’ Margaret Court Slams Channel Ten’s ‘The Project’

Margaret Court has claimed she’s being bullied for her beliefs on marriage equality and singled out Channel Ten’s The Project for criticism over an interview last week. The Australian tennis legend and Christian pastor sparked a furore on Friday when she announced she would stop flying Qantas “where possible” in protest of the airline’s advocacy …

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‘Enough is enough’: Out tennis stars respond to Margaret Court

Tennis stars have expressed outrage at Australian tennis legend Margaret Court’s boycott of Qantas over its support for marriage equality. The Grand Slam world record holder and Perth Christian pastor sparked a furore on Thursday by announcing in an open letter in a newspaper that she was boycotting the airline. She wrote: “I believe in …

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Margaret Court boycotts Qantas over support for same-sex marriage

Australian tennis great and Christian pastor Margaret Court has announced that she will stop flying Qantas to protest the airline’s support for marriage equality. “I am disappointed that Qantas has become an active promoter for same-sex marriage,” the 74-year-old, who is a senior pastor at Perth’s Victory Life Church, wrote in a letter published by …

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