Australia: Tennis legend boycotts airline because of its support for same-sex marriage

Margaret Court, an Australian tennis legend, has said she will boycott Qantas Airways because of the airline’s support for same-sex marriage. Court, who has one of three main show courts used at the Australian Open grand slam named after her, wrote directly to Alan Joyce, the gay chief executive of Qantas.  Joyce received a pie in the face earlier this month because of his support for same-sex marriage in Australia, where the right has still not been legalised.

In response, Tennis Australia tweeted: “As a legend of the sport, we respect Margaret Court's achievements in tennis and her unmatched playing record.

“Her personal views are her own, and do not align with Tennis Australia's values of equality, inclusion and diversity.”

The organisation has not yet responded to calls from many fans to rename Margaret Court Arena.

And boy, have there been calls. Read more via PinkNews