May 3, 2010
May Lesbigay Law Notes now available
The May edition of Professor Art Leonard's indispensable Lesbian/Gay Law Notes is now available. In the lead story, the 15-member Supreme Court of the Philippines unanimously ruled that Ang Ladlad LGBT Party is entitled to participate as a party-list organization in the forthcoming national elections. Reversing a decision by the Commission on Elections that rejected LadLad's petition to be included on the ballot, the court issued a ringing endorsement of equal participation in the political process for the Philippines' LGBT minority, and condemned COMELEC's reliance on religiously-based morality arguments to exclude the LGBT party from participation.