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Margaret Court to be honoured on Australia Day, sparking a furious backlash

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Victorian premier Daniel Andrews says former tennis champion holds ‘disgraceful' and ‘hurtful' views and should not be honoured Margaret Court, the former Australian tennis player who has sparked controversy in recent years because of her views on LGBTQ+ issues, will be recognised with Australia's highest honour. Court, who has worked as a Pentecostal minister since her retirement from tennis, will be awarded the Companion in the General Division of the Order of Australia , the highest category of honour awarded as part of the Australia Day honours on Tuesday.
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