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Scholars Day 2008, Wednesday, April 9

The Contemporary Homosexual: The Legal Status and Cultural Perceptions in the Hispanic World

This presentation investigates the legal rights and the social values of homosexuals in the Hispanic world. The countries of focus are Spain, being the most progressive country, allowing for marriage and adoption for same sex couples, and Mexico, a country that is currently trying to implement a more inclusive legislation. It explores the noteworthy legal progress regarding homosexuality despite significant social opposition in Mexico and Spain. The main objective of this paper is to compare and contrast the legal rights and the societal standing of homosexuals’ between Spain and Mexico.

Presenter: James Santos (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: Foreign Languages & Literatures
Location: 31 Hartwell
Time: 1:55 pm (Session III)