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Tennis Legends Have A Spat Over Marriage Equality

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Recently, Aussie tennis great turned pastor Margaret Court stated that same-sex marriage is wrong.

Court stated:

No amount of legislation or political point-scoring can ever take out of the human heart the knowledge that in the beginning God created them male and female and provided each with a unique sexual function to bring forth new life.

To dismantle this sole definition of marriage and try to legitimise what God calls abominable sexual practices that include sodomy, reveals our ignorance as to the ills that come when society is forced to accept law that violates their very own God-given nature of what is right and what is wrong

Other tennis legends don't take too kindly to Court's words.

Billie Jean King and Martina Navratilova, two openly lesbian tennis heroes, spoke their mind above Court's claims.

Navratilova stated on The Tennis Channel:

Seems to me a lot of people have evolved as has the Bible, [for example regarding] slavery. Unfortunately, Margaret Court has not. Her myopic view is truly frightening as well as damaging to the thousands of children already living in same gender families…I have tried to talk to Margaret, but to say she’s completely close-minded on the issue is an understatement…Here is hoping Australia will be on the right side of history and human rights, and become yet another democracy granting equal rights to all her citizens.

And King followed:

I respectfully disagree with Margaret’s position on gay marriage…We have to commit to eliminating homophobia because everyone is entitled to the same rights, opportunities and protection…The more we talk openly about issues like gay marriage, the more we learn about each other. It is a blessing the people of Australia can live freely and express their own opinions because we need open dialogue to help us move forward.

Well said ladies!

Australia continues to push heavily for marriage equality.

Many Australian GLBT members have the chance to live freely with new legislation approaches.

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