Don’t want Gay wedding cakes? ” No stadium for you!”

Having the wrong kind of opinions these days is a terrible sin. A famous tennis star who had a stadium named after her exercised her freedom of choice and declared that she would no longer be flying QANTAS because of their stance on Gay marriage.

Martina Navratilova on Friday called for a name change of the Margaret Court Arena at Melbourne Park after the Australian great’s boycott of airliner Qantas over its same-sex marriage stance.

Court, now a church pastor, complained on Thursday the carrier’s support of marriage equality conflicted with her views and “leaves me no option but to use other airlines where possible for my extensive travelling”.

The 24-time Grand Slam champion’s comments, published in a letter to The West Australian newspaper, sparked criticism on social media, including from fellow legend Navratilova.

“Maybe it’s time to change the name of the Margaret Court Arena then… and I guess Margaret will be taking the boat on her next trip?:),” she tweeted.

She added in another tweet: “thank you Qantas for your support. And Margaret – you have gone too far. Shame on you… #wrongsideofhistory.”

..Prime minister Malcolm Turnbull brushed aside calls to rename the arena – a key fixture of the Australian Open Grand Slam.

Margaret Court in action
Margaret Court in action CREDIT: TONY DUFFY/ALLSPORT VIA GETTY IMAGES

“Whatever people may think about Margaret Court’s views about gay marriage, and she’s entitled to have them … she is one of the all-time greats and the Margaret Court Arena celebrates Margaret Court the tennis player,” said Mr Turnbull, who favours marriage equality.

“That would certainly be my view (that the name shouldn’t be changed). She is one of the greatest greats of tennis and that’s why the arena is named after her.”

-telegraph.co.uk


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