Same sex marriage

Former Australian Open champion Margaret Court holds up the women's Australian Open trophy, the Daphne Ackhurst Memorial Cup, as her 50th anniversary of her Grand Slam is celebrated at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
January 29, 2020 - 3:32 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Martina Navratilova has apologized after getting caught on a technicality in her on-court campaign to have a stadium renamed at the Australian Open. The 18-time major winner didn't step back from the key message, though. Navratilova has regularly objected to Margaret...
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Tunisia's Ons Jabeur celebrates after defeating China's Wang Qiang in their fourth round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
January 26, 2020 - 4:25 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Ons Jabeur is the first Arab woman to make it to a Grand Slam singles quarterfinal, and she's proud to lead the way. “I'm trying to inspire many young generations back home either in Tunisia or the Arabic world, especially in Africa, which is amazing," she said. “I've...
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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 1977, file photo, Margaret Court of Australia hits a backhand shot against Chris Evert of Fort Lauderdale, in the finals of the $100,000 Virginia Slims tennis tournament in Chicago. Tennis Australia said Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, it plans to honor Margaret Court’s 50th anniversary of her 1970 Grand Slam during January’s Australian Open, but stressed her controversial anti-gay views “do not align with our values of equality, diversity and inclusion.”(AP Photo/Larry Stoddard, File)
November 30, 2019 - 1:11 am
Tennis Australia has confirmed it plans to honor Margaret Court’s 50th anniversary of her 1970 Grand Slam during January’s Australian Open, but stressed her controversial anti-gay views “do not align with our values of equality, diversity and inclusion.” Court won 24 Grand Slam singles titles,...
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Australian actor Nicole Kidman, center, sits with her husband Keith Urban, right, as she chats with Anna Wintour, ahead of the semifinal between Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic and United States' Danielle Collins at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019.
January 23, 2019 - 11:30 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Vogue editor Anna Wintour has added her voice to those calling for the renaming of Margaret Court Arena at the Australian Open because of the tennis great's outspoken condemnation of same-sex marriage. Wintour is an avid tennis fan who has been at Melbourne Park this...
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FILE - In this May 20, 2018, file photo, Phoenix Mercury's Brittney Griner (42) drives past Seattle Storm's Courtney Paris in the second half of a WNBA basketball game in Seattle. Many of the league's top players, who will be playing in the All-Star Game this weekend in Minnesota, have come out over the past few years. WNBA players’ sexual orientation was rarely discussed in public when the league first started, but now is becoming a more important part of the league. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
July 26, 2018 - 2:56 pm
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Brittney Griner will always remember her first experience at a WNBA game. She went to watch her hometown Houston Comets play when she was a kid and when the kiss cam turned to a lesbian couple, the fans started booing. The game operations people quickly took the camera off...
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April 02, 2018 - 6:15 pm
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Voters gave a resounding no to an evangelical pastor who rose to political prominence by campaigning against same-sex marriage, allowing Costa Rica's governing party to win an easy presidential victory. While polls had indicated Sunday's runoff would be tight, it was not...
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Supporters of presidential candidate Carlos Alvarado, with the Citizen Action Party, cheer after polls closed during a presidential election runoff in San Jose, Costa Rica, Sunday, April 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)
April 02, 2018 - 12:01 am
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Costa Rica's governing party won a big presidential election victory Sunday as many voters rejected an evangelical pastor who had jumped into political prominence by campaigning against same-sex marriage. The head of the Supreme Electoral Council, Luis Antonio Sobrado,...
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Presidential candidate Fabricio Alvarado, with the National Restoration party, presents his government plan in San Jose, Costa Rica, Wednesday, March 28, 2018. Costa Rica will hold a presidential runoff election on April 1. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)
March 29, 2018 - 7:51 pm
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — With its cities empty and beaches full for Holy Week vacations, Costa Rica is preparing for a presidential election pitting a ruling party candidate against an upstart evangelical pastor who has campaigned against same-sex marriage. Voters will choose Sunday between...
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FILE - In this July 22, 2017, file photo, Tennis Hall of Famer Chris Evert waves to applause as she arrives at the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, R.I. Evert expects new mom Serena Williams will eclipse the Grand Slam record of 24 singles titles, maybe even this season. Evert also says the name of current record-holder Margaret Court should remain on the arena at the Australian Open despite her controversial views on LGBT rights. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
March 04, 2018 - 2:43 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Evert expects new mom Serena Williams will eclipse the Grand Slam record of 24 singles titles, maybe even this season. The former No. 1 tennis player also says the name of current record-holder Margaret Court should remain on the arena at the Australian Open despite her...
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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2018 file photo, presidential candidate Fabricio Alvarado with National Restoration Party gives his victory speech after general elections in San Jose, Costa Rica. Alvarado, the surprise winner of Sunday’s vote is a 43-year-old journalist and Christian singer whose songs can be found on Spotify. On April 1 he will face off against governing party candidate Carlos Alvarado, no relation. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco, File)
February 08, 2018 - 9:21 am
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Religious and social conservatives in Costa Rica have found a lot to object to from President Luis Guillermo Solis' government. A decision to allow in-vitro fertilization. A plan to recognize civil unions for same-sex couples. The publication of sex education guides by...
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