Revista de Derecho
versão impressa ISSN 0121-8697
SARMIENTO E, Juan Pablo. The de facto marital unions between same-sex couples, an unfinished struggle against discrimination. Rev. Derecho [online]. 2009, n.32, pp. 57-96. ISSN 0121-8697.
Based on the field research study conducted throughout Notary's offices in Bogotá on the due enforcement of Judgment C-075-07, summoned by the Constitutional Court, allowing solemn declarations of homosexual de facto marital consortiums, it is possible to state that, in spite of the broad margin of application of its rulings, several offices exercise policies of symbolic violence and discrimination by rejecting registration requests from homosexual couples that try to produce the aforementioned declarations. This situation confirms that de facto marital consortiums are far from being able to construct spaces where discrimination against sexual diversity can be controlled.
Palavras-chave : Homosexual couples discrimination; fact marital union between homosexuals; institutional discrimination; staggered segregation; symbolic violence; legal protection of sexual diversity.