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Colmenares: It doesn’t matter if bar topnotcher is gay or straight

By: - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ
/ 03:28 PM May 04, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — Bayan Muna chair and senatorial candidate Neri Colmenares said the gender identity of bar topnotcher Sean James Borja’ should not “add or subtract” to his potential as a lawyer.

“It actually DOESN’T matter if the bar topnotcher is gay or straight or lesbian or whatever his gender identity is. It doesn’t add or subtract from his capabilities as a lawyer or even as a person,” Colmenares said in a tweet on Saturday.

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Colmenares said the public should just be “happy that Borja topped the bar exams.”

Borja, a graduate of the Ateneo de Manila University, bested 1,799 other 2018 Bar exam passers with a score of 89.3 percent.

In an earlier television interview, Borja said he would want to debunk the myth that members of the LGBT (lesbian, gays, bisexual, and transgender) community were only meant for entertainment.

READ: 2018 Bar Exam topper:  LGBT members aren’t just for entertainment

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