Argumentos religiosos y matrimonio igualitario: análisis de las discusiones en el Congreso de la República de Colombia, a la luz de la propuesta de Habermas sobre la religión en la esfera pública.

Javier Orlando Aguirre Román, Ana Patricia Pabón Mantilla, Paul Breinner Cáceres Rojas

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The present text analyzes the discussions, developed in the Congress of the Republic of Colombia, about same-sex marriage. The analysis is based on Habermas' view on religion and democracy. This research begins with a brief description of Habermas' proposal and then analyzes the arguments presented in the debates in Congress regarding same-sex marriage. Once the documentary sources have been identified, a critical analysis of discourse is made, which assumes a qualitative methodology on the arguments presented at the different levels of the debate. The result of the analysis made it possible to identify categories of religious arguments used in the political discussion on the draft law analyzed, its deficiency and the difficulties of fulfilling the Habermasian ideal.
Translated title of the contributionReligious arguments and same-sex marriage: An analysis of the discussions in the Congress of the Republic of Colombia, from Habermas’ proposal about religion in the public sphere
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)201-219
Number of pages19
JournalReflexión Política
Issue number39
StatePublished - 12 Jul 2018

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