Lesbian champion Martina Navratilova makes quiet on-court statement about gay rights

Posted by Sean Bugg
January 23, 2012 9:15 AM |

Navratilova.jpg“She was all about Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve. She repeated that about four or five times, so I just felt I couldn’t get through to her. ... Maybe she thought she could get through to me.”

Openly lesbian tennis legend Martina Navratilova on her last conversation with fellow legend Margaret Court, the Australian champ who now ministers a church and makes very public comments opposing LGBT rights and marriage equality. Court's most recent comments have spurred controversy at the Australian Open, where one of the tournament's main show courts is named "Maragaret Court Arena."

Navratilova had her first doubles match scheduled on Margaret Court Arena, raising expectations of further controversy. She made no public comments about the scheduling, but did wear a rainbow patch on her shirt for the match. (Associated Press)

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