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Margaret Court says “devil” comments were said by “somebody else”

Margaret Court says “devil” comments were said by “somebody else”

Religious leader Margaret Court has accused the media of making up comments where she associated transgender people with the devil. Speaking at during an online broadcast from her Victory Life Church in Perth this morning Reverend Court commented on the recent decision of Lotterywest to reject an application for funding from her group saying she […]

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Court considering lodging equal opportunity complaint against Lotterywest

Court considering lodging equal opportunity complaint against Lotterywest

Margaret Court has told The West Australian¬†that she’s considering taking out an equal opportunities complaint against Lotterywest after the funding body declined an application to buy a new freezer truck for the charity arm of her Victory Life Church. The Lotterywest board decided not to provide funding to Victory Life, instead provide funds to other […]

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Lotterywest criticised after it declined to fund Margaret Court

Lotterywest criticised after it declined to fund Margaret Court

Lotterywest has been criticised for a decision not to provide funding to Margaret Court’s Victory Life church. Lotterywest has confirmed that they board unanimously decided not to fund an application from Court’s Victory Life church who had been hoping to buy a new freezer truck to meet growing demand for their charity services.¬† The funding […]

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Andy Murray says it’s time to get Margaret Court’s name off stadium

Andy Murray says it’s time to get Margaret Court’s name off stadium

British tennis champion Andy Murray is the latest of a growing list of professional players saying it’s time Margaret Court’s name was taken off Melbourne’s stadium. Margaret Court Arena is named after the Australian tennis champion in honour of her record breaking career in the 1960’s and 70’s. In recent years however Court has become […]

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Sporting bodies join forces against Religious Discrimination Bill

Sporting bodies join forces against Religious Discrimination Bill

Seven of Australia’s peak sporting organisations have criticised the government’s proposed Religious Discrimination Bill in a submission to the Attorney General’s office. The Coalition of Major Professional & Participation Sport (COMPPS) – which is comprised of Cricket Australia, Tennis Australia, Rugby Australia, Netball Australia, the AFL, NRL and FFA – have delivered a document to […]

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Billie Jean King says she’s prepared to bury the hatchet with Court

Billie Jean King says she’s prepared to bury the hatchet with Court

Tennis great Billie Jean King says she’s prepared to stop calling for Margaret Court’s name to be removed from the Melbourne Tennis Centre arena if Court learns to be “more loving” towards the LGBTIQ+ community. Speaking to the New York Daily News, King reflected on her disagreements with the Perth based former Tennis champion turned […]

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Tim Wilson says renaming Margaret Court Arena would be like ‘1984’

Tim Wilson says renaming Margaret Court Arena would be like ‘1984’

Liberal MP Tim Wilson has voiced his support for keeping Margaret Court’s name on Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne, saying that calls to rename the venue would be “too 1984” for his liking. There have been renewed calls for the sporting venue to renamed in light of the former tennis players statements about LGBTI people. […]

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Hotel donates $500 to queer youth group after Margaret Court visit

Hotel donates $500 to queer youth group after Margaret Court visit

The Esplanade Hotel in Bunbury have donated $500 to a local LGBTI youth group after controversial tennis player and religious leader Margaret Court visited their establishment. Members of the the local LGBTI community had criticised the venue, which also hosts the town’s annual Pride party, for accepting a booking from Tennis Seniors WA who had […]

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Australian Open invitation includes rebuke for Margaret Court’s views

Australian Open invitation includes rebuke for Margaret Court’s views

Margaret Court has been invited to be a special guest at next year’s Australia Open, honouring her 50 year old record in making four Grand Slams in one calendar year. Tennis Australia have condemned Court’s views on homosexuality and same-sex marriage, while defending the celebration of the tennis star-turned-religious leader’s achievements. “Tennis Australia respects Margaret’s […]

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Margaret Court to open Busselton’s new Tennis centre

Margaret Court to open Busselton’s new Tennis centre

Busselton locals are sharing their surprise that controversial religious leader, and former tennis champion, Margaret Court has been invited to open the town’s new $4 million tennis centre. Members of the local LGBTIQ+ community have shared their concern with the ABC saying they thought a less divisive person would have been chosen for the honour. […]

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