Before gracing the venue that bears her name, Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Rós have added their voice in opposition to Margaret Court’s statements regarding marriage equality.
The band will perform on Margaret Court Arena as part of a series of sideshows around their appearance at Splendour in the Grass, and released a statement today expressing their support for marriage equality in Australia.
“We know Margaret Court’s opinions are not shared by the majority of Australians. We want to add our voice to the call for marriage equality in Australia – right here on Margaret Court Arena itself. Australia should be a country that celebrates positivity and inclusion, as well as achievement on the sporting field,” said the band.
Sigur Rós have also commissioned a T-shirt to be sold on their Australian tour with all proceeds donated to causes supporting Australian marriage equality.
The band also outlined Iceland’s stance on the issue. In its homeland, same sex partnerships have been recognised since 1996, and full marriage rights were unanimously granted in 2010. The country elected the world’s first openly gay prime minister, Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, in 2009.
The Sigur Rós statement follows yesterday’s news that Margaret Court Arena has been renamed on Google Maps.
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