Margaret Court spelled doom and gloom for Australians ahead of the nationwide referendum on same-sex marriage. The tennis legend sounded many of the same alarms we’ve heard from anti-gay forces for years, but she took it a step further claiming that a “Yes” vote on marriage equality would signal the end of holidays across the country.
“There will be no Mother’s Day, there will be no Father’s Day, there will be no Easter, there will be no Christmas,” she told the West Australian.
Court clearly hasn’t spent time around gays and lesbians during the holidays.
One person who certainly has is another tennis legend, Martina Navratilova, who snapped back with a tweet clearly based on experience:
Au contraire Margaret- us gays love parties, especially the boys:), and we just might have 2 Mother’s days and 2 Father’s days:)
Yes, the boys do love their holiday parties! And of course, same-sex couples have children and celebrate Mother’s Day and Father’s Day like many other households. Maybe a home with parents of the same sex celebrate one holiday a little less, or maybe as Martina said, they celebrate them both but call them the same thing.
Either way, don’t worry children of Australia, Santa Claus (or whoever else represents your holiday of choice) will be swinging by next month. Even if the gays can marry.