LGBT rights in Guatemala

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LGBT rights in Guatemala
Same-sex sexual activity legal? Legal since 1871[1]
Gender identity/expression -
Recognition of
No recognition of same-sex couples
Adoption No
Military service Unknown

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in Guatemala may face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Both male and female same-sex sexual activity is legal in Guatemala, but same-sex couples and households headed by same-sex couples are not eligible for the same legal protections available to opposite-sex married couples.

In 1871 homosexuality was decriminalized in Guatemala.[1] The age of consent is 18.

Discrimination and hate crimes go unpunished, especially crimes towards the transgender community. [2]

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