Friday, January 12, 2018

Billie Jean King Wants Margaret Court Arena Renamed Over Derogatory Comments About LGBT People

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The New York Times reports:

Billie Jean King said Friday that the Australian Open’s Margaret Court Arena should have its name changed because of Court’s derogatory comments about gay and transgender people.

“If I were playing today, I would not play on it,” King said at a news conference three days before the tournament begins.

“I think it’s really important if you’re going to have your name on anything that you’re hospitable, you’re inclusive, you’re open arms to everyone that comes,” she continued. “It’s a public facility.”

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