Abstract: The article „Analysis of parliamentary and public debate on the regulation of cohabitation” examines the debates on the Family Code, passed by the Parliament in 2009. The author focuses on the groups of socio-cultural, religious, economic and legal arguments and their logic of use. The study traces the development of parliamentary debates and displays their main features by comparison with parallel ongoing public discussion on the topic.
Keywords: Family Code, family, parliamentary debates, public debates, cohabitation, rhetoric, argumentation.
Rhetoric and Communications E-journal, Issue 5, September 2012, http://rhetoric.bg/, ISSN 1314-4464