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^  Hooray for Molly.  Having the guts to say what he knows is right. Sick to death of far too many Australians now being "bullied"  to defend Margaret Court from the Murdoch led conservative papers.  The papers are saying that they are bullying Margaret.  O'h, the irony.  The Project tv show had a go at her and then were criticised for not supporting her" freedom of choice"   Tina Arena who normally speaks her mind, was asked about the comedic push to call it "Tina Arena Arena"    She also was incredibly careful to say that she does not agree with Margaret but she should be able to speak her mind and that the name should not be changed.  Others that have spoken out against Margaret Court have been accused of "bullying her for her beliefs"  and being judgemental.   It is outrageous.  Margaret Court can be as judgemental and horrible as she likes and we all have to respect her ? .  

Seriously,  Have they read what Margaret said ?   Not only using old testament quotes to dismiss gay marriage etc but saying the gay people and transgender people are brainwashed by the devil and USA lobby groups.  The same woman who once defended South Africa by saying they "dealt with the situation" re apartheid.   She deserves no respect.  Sure she can have her freedom of speech, but having that freedom means people can also have the freedom to call her out for the hateful bigot she is. 

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Can't wait until Serena surpasses her slam count! Margaret is at 24. Serena at 23. She's on maternity leave now but she's coming for you, Margaret. Enjoy it now cunt. 

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When Human rights are subject to someone's 'beliefs'...sigh

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On 11/6/2017 at 3:45 AM, rekha said:

I remember she was not too impressed when Steffi Graf married Andre Agassi (she had some pretty nasty things to say about him) and that pretty much showed me her true colours.

Margaret Court is vile

 

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2 hours ago, acko said:

When Human rights are subject to someone's 'beliefs'...sigh

Say it again. 

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T W A T

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An irrelevant arena next to Rod Laver. :fag: Next!

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I love the pic they selected for the article :sick:

https://www.advocate.com/marriage-equality/2017/9/19/margaret-court-if-marriage-equality-passes-australia-there-will-be-no-christmas

Margaret Court: If Marriage Equality Passes in Australia 'There Will Be No Christmas'

The tennis champ famous for her anti-LGBT views says same-sex marriage will destroy allmajor holidays.

BY TRACY E. GILCHRIST

SEPTEMBER 19 2017 4:03 PM EDT

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Australian tennis champ Margaret Court is doubling down against marriage equality in Australia, saying that proponents of equality are seeking to destroy marriage and all major holidays in the country. 

“They want marriage because they want to destroy it,” said Court, now a Pentecostal minister. “There will be no Mother’s Day, there will be no Father’s Day, there will be no Easter, there will be no Christmas.” 

Australian tennis champ Margaret Court is doubling down against marriage equality in Australia, saying that proponents of equality are seeking to destroy marriage and all major holidays in the country. 

“They want marriage because they want to destroy it,” said Court, now a Pentecostal minister. “There will be no Mother’s Day, there will be no Father’s Day, there will be no Easter, there will be no Christmas.” 

A tennis champion with 64 Grand Slam Title wins to her name, Court made her most recent anti-LGBT remarks after being ousted as patron of the Cottesloe Tennis Club in Perth, which she said was motivated because of her views on marriage equality. She called the move by the tennis club politically motivated and suggested that the actions of the club reflected a left-leaning agenda that impinged on her freedom of speech, according to The West Australian. 

“I think it’s sad. You don’t have the freedom of speech today to really defend yourself,” Court said.  “It’s a sad day for our nation when it comes to that.”

To be fair, the president of the tennis club, Ian Hutton, confirmed that her views were discussed as part of the patron election process, as her extreme anti-LGBT stance may have prohibited her from attending certain events at the club. Chief executive of Tennis West Michael Roberts agreed that her views likely played a role. 

“If you’ve got an opinion that’s very polarizing, when you’re so firmly supportive or against something, then it’s going to have an impact on how you’re perceived in the community,” he told The West Australian. 

Australians currently have until November 7 to mail in a vote on whether they are for or against marriage equality, before Parliament votes on the issue. The results are of the mail-in vote are nonbinding, as Parliament will ultimately decide the fate of LGBT Australians. However, the mail-in ballot has inspired anti-LGBT groups to create harmful campaigns claiming that gay people are pedophiles and that marriage equality would lead to boys wearing dresses in school. 

Court’s failure to be reelected as a patron to the Perth club prompted her to further comment on her perceived victimization even as same-sex couples in Australia are not recognized equally under the law there. 

“I sense at the moment you can put a Yes [to marriage] sign in the window, everything’s all right, but if you put a No sign you get a brick through your window,” Court said. “We already have 36,000 gay couples in this nation, that’s not a lot of people when you think about the 25 million. They already have civil union [sic].”

Earlier this year, another tennis great — out star Martina Navratilova — wrote an open letter to the The Sydney Morning Herald urging the operators of the Melbourne’s Margaret Court Arena, which hosts the Australian Open, to change the name. Billie Jean King, another lesbian tennis star, weighed in and said that Court’s remarks about LGBT people have been “hurtful” but that she did not believe the arena name should be changed. 

Four months prior to King’s famous "Battle of the Sexes" 1973 match, in which she trounced Bobby Riggs, Court played the famed chauvinist and lost miserably in what has been dubbed "The Mother’s Day Massacre." At an event in Los Angeles early this summer, Jessica McNamee, who plays Court in the upcoming film Battle of the Sexes, spoke with The Advocate about the controversy surrounding the real person she portrayed in the film.  

"As far as changing the name of the court … I actually spoke to Billie Jean King recently. I guess I mimic her sentiment in that [Court] has a right to freedom of speech, and I don’t necessarily think that the name needs to be changed,” McNamee said. “Essentially, you know she was awarded that exclusively for her tennis, you can’t deny that she was the best female tennis player of her time. But yeah, I definitely have strongly different beliefs than her."

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On ‎22‎/‎9‎/‎2017 at 6:15 AM, Hector said:

I love the pic they selected for the article :sick:

https://www.advocate.com/marriage-equality/2017/9/19/margaret-court-if-marriage-equality-passes-australia-there-will-be-no-christmas

Margaret Court: If Marriage Equality Passes in Australia 'There Will Be No Christmas'

The tennis champ famous for her anti-LGBT views says same-sex marriage will destroy allmajor holidays.

BY TRACY E. GILCHRIST

SEPTEMBER 19 2017 4:03 PM EDT

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Sam old "freedom of speech/religious liberty" talking points...hmmmm, wonder where she got that from... :newspaper:

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43 minutes ago, VogueMusic said:

Sam old "freedom of speech/religious liberty" talking points...hmmmm, wonder where she got that from... :newspaper:

It is so annoying.  This campaign has depressed me so much.  The way certain media and people have defended her for saying hateful, bigoted things that belong in the dark ages on top of her wanting to deny people equal rights.  Clapping that it is her right to want to discriminate against others and instead worrying about her being criticised.  What kind of logic is that ? 

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1 hour ago, Jazzy Jan said:

It is so annoying.  This campaign has depressed me so much.  The way certain media and people have defended her for saying hateful, bigoted things that belong in the dark ages on top of her wanting to deny people equal rights.  Clapping that it is her right to want to discriminate against others and instead worrying about her being criticised.  What kind of logic is that ? 

The logic of neofascists, hypocrites...and even more concerning, all their casual enablers.

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11 hours ago, Hector said:

 

Has she killed herself yet? :chuckle::1251: 

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