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Ex-Tennis Great Avoids Qantas Over Same-Sex Marriage Edict

Ex-Tennis Great Avoids Qantas Over Same-Sex Marriage Edict

She is a Christian pastor, and it would be wrong for her to go against her strong belief.

"Can I finish?" she repeatedly asked and protested, as Aly challenged her for "changing the facts".

Court did not break any laws and is quite entitled to her views.

"I don't think you should be that outspoken". In this climate, Court must not only be cast out of society for expressing her views, all reminders of her accomplishments must be erased. "I think it's very, very much one way".

Co-host Meshel Laurie answered, "If anyone is being bullied or suffering trauma from this debate, surely you can't argue that it's white heterosexuals".

"With homosexual people, they can live their lives and live it whatever way they please, but don't touch marriage between a man and a woman, because children need a mother and a father and that's the way it was ordained in the beginning and we should look at that and value that", Court said.

The arena's namesake, former tennis champion now fundamentalist preacher Margaret Court, created her own controversy when she used her position to criticise Qantas and its chairman Alan Joyce for being "an active promoter for same-sex marriage".




Olympian John Millman and teenage wildcard Jaimee Fourlis are also opposed to Court, who wrote in a letter to The West Australian newspaper last week: 'I believe in marriage as a union between a man and a woman as stated in the Bible'. "Your statement leaves me no option but to use other airlines where possible for my extensive travelling.". I think we definitely should have it (same-sex marriage) in Australia'.

Stosur has already gone public with her support for compatriot Casey Dellacqua, a fellow player who has a child with her partner, Amanda Judd.

"Margaret. Enough is enough", she commented at the bottom of the photograph.

Hogenkamp, speaking at Roland Garros on Monday, said that Australian Open organisers should consider removing Court's name from the Melbourne venue where the first Grand Slam event of the season takes place in January.

'The court's named Margaret Court Arena because of what she did in tennis, and that's why basically, ' she said.

"Whatever people may think about Margaret Court's views about gay marriage. she is one of the all time greats and the Margaret Court Arena celebrates Margaret Court the tennis player", he told 3AW on Friday.


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