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Should Tennis Australia change the name of the Margaret Court show court @ the AO

In light of the recent row that erupted when Margaret Court gave an interview to The West Australian in which she came down strongly not just against gay marriage, but gays themselves.


Her comments were condemned by many in the sport
by both gay and non-gay in the tennis heirarchy

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No.. why would they event think about changing the name??

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Now she was in a weak era.

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Eh, no. A player's personal opinion is something he/she is entitled to, however despicable that opinion might be. It takes nothing away from her achievements in tennis.

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They should switch the name to Hewitt Court. He's a very humble, well spoken, non-controversial person.

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not a fan of the WTA either but it can have a negative affect on the sport in general...the scene in tennis is usually open-minded
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Changing the name of the court doesn´t make a big difference, but obviously Tennis Australia should make some statement abotu it, and then keep their distance to someone who is this stupid and ignorant.
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Eh, no. A player's personal opinion is something he/she is entitled to, however despicable that opinion might be. It takes nothing away from her achievements in tennis.




The fact that someone has the right to voice religious mumbo jumbo about gays (what a retarded person) does not mean we should not take a stance and say that we will not tolerate a society that ACTS to limit the right of gays. This woman is playing a role in trying to reduce gay rights (mainly through her ideas). We should fight her ideas and actions with those of our own. Changing the name of the court would be a symbolic way of asserting that we want a society that treats gays equally.

Most people have not had there minds warped by religion and can only stare in disbelieve at how any one can have a problem with what two men or two women do in their private bedroom.

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What is funny about the poll options is that they are not mutually exclusive. They are consistent with each other, that is one can agree with both poll options. The part about her having the right to her own opinion and that bigotry is unaccepatable.

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The fact that someone has the right to voice religious mumbo jumbo about gays (what a retarded person) does not mean we should not take a stance and say that we will not tolerate a society that ACTS to limit the right of gays. This woman is playing a role in trying to reduce gay rights (mainly through her ideas). We should fight her ideas and actions with those of our own. Changing the name of the court would be a symbolic way of asserting that we want a society that treats gays equally.

Most people have not had there minds warped by religion and can only stare in disbelieve at how any one can have a problem with what two men or two women do in their private bedroom.
Don't misunderstand me, I fully agree that there should be something done about this - an official statement from Tennis Australia, for instance, that they do NOT condone Mrs. Court's opinions, would be most welcome.
I just don't think it's adequate to rename the court, as that court was renamed after her because of her tennis achievements, not because of her private opinions/activities.

Pretty hard to adequately deal with religious nuttery, unfortunately.

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I am not even slightly religious, but I agree with her views on gay marriage 100%. Of course, she was brave in saying what she said, because the "tolerant ones" will harrass her to maximum now.

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If I remember right in Switzerland there was a discussion about giving a name of Roger Federer to some street but the society disagreed to name the stree after a living person because who knows what he'll do in the future. I like that way of thinking, tennis results is not everything the person should be respectful in all ways...

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