The Liberal Party of Australia asked a homophobic tennis legend to fundraiser

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 02: Margaret Court is announced to the crowed on day six of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 2, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

A fundraiser for Australia’s governing Liberal Party came under fire because of the former tennis legend and current LGBT rights opponent Margaret Court who attended the event. Court said trans kids to have been a weapon of Satan and also called her own sport ‘full of lesbians’. She also boycotted Qantas airlines for their pro-LGBT policy. Senator Janet Rice of the Greens challenged the Liberals over the issue in Parliament today speaking about Mrs. Court: “She equated accepting and supporting LGBTIQ young people with ‘what Hitler did, with what communism did’. She said, ‘That’s the whole plot in our nation and the nations of the world to get in the minds of the children.’ Given how hateful and hurtful these comments are to LGBTIQ people, why is Margaret Court speaking at a Liberal Party fundraiser in Melbourne tonight?” The fundraiser, which is set to take place in Melbourne tonight, has attracted hundreds of protesters due to the presence of Court.

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