Tennis champion and lesbian icon Martina Navratilova has publicly described Australian MP Margaret Court’s anti-gay views as outdated
Tennis legend Martina Navratilova slammed Margaret Court’s “outdated” views on gay marriage and said the women’s game was crying out for a new star in outspoken comments, on Monday.
Navratilova said the Australian great, now a church pastor, was “all about Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve” in her views, which attracted controversy and protest threats on the eve of the year’s first grand slam.
“You know, it’s a personal issue,” said Navratilova, a long-time critic of Court’s along with Billie Jean King, who is also gay.
“Clearly, Margaret Court’s views that she has expressed on same sex marriage, same gender marriage, I think are outdated.
“But it’s not about any one person. It’s not about religious rights, it’s about human rights. It’s a secular view, not a religious view.
“She’s only seeing it from one viewpoint.”
But the 18-time grand slam winner described it as an “honour” to play on Margaret Court Arena in the Open’s women’s legends doubles competition.
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