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Marriage Between Two. Changing and Unchanging Concepts of Family: The Case of LGBTI Rights Litigation on Family Issues in Colombia

  • Natalia Ramírez-BustamanteEmail author
Part of the Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice book series (IUSGENT, volume 42)

Abstract

The article tracks the paradigmatic cases of LGBTI rights litigation in Colombian Constitutional Court that impacted family law in the domestic legal system. Issues brought to Court, such as cohabitation rights, the concept of family and adoption of LGBTI couples, show the changing and unchanging characteristics that family issues have under the Colombian constitutional system. It also invites a critical appraisal of the LGBTI campaign for marriage equality.

Keywords

Same-sex couples and cohabitation rights in Colombia Same sex marriage in Colombia Adoption by same-sex couples in Colombia LGBT rights reform agenda in Colombia 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Harvard Law SchoolHarvard UniversityCambridgeUSA

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