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Del matrimonio igualitario a la “agenda de derechos” en Uruguay

Abstract : From same-sex marriage to the “rights agenda” in Uruguay In 2013, Uruguay recognized same-sex marriage, thus becoming the Latin American country where the rights of LGBTI people are better protected. Beyond the content of the law, this case is unique because, thanks to the action of the LGBTI movement, Uruguay is the only country in the world where the demand for same-sex marriage has been inscribed in a broader agenda of recognition of rights. The demands for the decriminalization of abortion and the legalization of marijuana are included in the LGBTI agenda thanks to the alliances between social movements that, in a pragmatic way, manage to push them until they are approved. Thus, the recognition of rights does not derive from a policy of José Mujica’s government but is the result of joint action by civil society and left-wing parliamentarians.
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Luis Rivera Velez. Del matrimonio igualitario a la “agenda de derechos” en Uruguay. Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies / Revue canadienne des études latino-américaines et caraïbes, 2018, 43 (3), ⟨10.1080/08263663.2018.1495718⟩. ⟨hal-03567245⟩

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