PECHENY Mario Martin
Sexual Politics and Religious Actors in Argentina
MARIO MARTÍN PECHENY; DANIEL JONES; LUCÍA ARIZA
Religion and Gender
International Association for the Study of Religion and Gender (IARG)
Lugar: Utrecht; Año: 2016 vol. 6 p. 205 - 225
The paper examines the role of religious actors in sexual politics in Argentina. Sexual politics has become a critical field of struggles about the role of religion in the Argentinean liberal-democratic regime, while gender and sexuality have been the main political targets of religious institutions since the 1980s and 1990s. In this context, progressive legislation on gender, sexual and reproductive rights was passed, including same-sex marriage and the recognition of transgender identities, despite the opposition of the Catholic Church. In particular, the domestic role of Argentine Archbishop Jorge Bergoglio, who led in Argentina the opposition to sexual rights in the 2000s and was elected Catholic Pope in 2013, is described and analysed. El trabajo pasó por el ida y vuelta del referato y está en edición lingüística por parte de los editores de la revista.