My Statement on the Margaret Court Arena

Published on January 12, 2018

I have a long history with Margaret Court, and when the arena that bears her name was first planned, I fought hard for her to be recognized for her tennis accomplishments.

Recently, she has made statements about our LGBTIQ community that crossed the line. Having a stadium or a tennis facility named after you comes with responsibility— including a responsibility to be welcoming and hospitable to all people.

We are all God’s children.