Guatemala

Information on the conditions for LGBT people in Guatemala is very scarce

 

In Guatemala there is no legal recognition for same-sex couples and same-sex couples and households headed by same-sex couples are not eligible for the same legal protections available to opposite-sex married couples.

According to a July 2010 poll, 85% of the country's population opposes same-sex marriage, while 12% supports it and 3% are unsure. Therefore discrimination and hate crimes still go unpunished, especially crimes towards the transgender community.

 

Legislation

Male to male relationships: Legal

Punishments for male to male relationships: No law

Female to female relationships: Legal

Age of consent: Equal for heterosexuals and homosexuals

More on the law of Guatemala at ilga.org

 

Social Climate

Find information about the social climate for LGBT people in Guatemala in this shadow report by International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission. The purpose of the report is to highlight the widespread and systematic human rights violations experienced by LGBT individuals in Guatemala.

 

LGBT organizations/networks

None found as of July 2012

 

Conventions

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