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LGBTI Rights in Guatemala


ADDED ON: 03/18/2022

Guatemala lawmakers scrap same-sex marriage ban bill

GUATEMALA CITY — Lawmakers in Guatemala on Tuesday tabled a bill that would have formally banned marriage for same-sex couples and defined a family as a man and a woman who are…

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ADDED ON: 03/16/2022

“Life and Family” Bill is a Smokescreen for Corruption in Guatemala.

On International Women’s Day, March 8, the Guatemalan Congress passed an extraordinarily regressive “Life and Family” bill that undermines the rights of women and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. President…

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ADDED ON: 03/13/2022

Guatemala lawmakers pass bill to ban marriage equality

Lawmakers in Guatemala on Tuesday approved a bill that would formally ban same-sex marriage and define a family as a man and a woman who are raising children together. The Guatemalan Congress…

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ADDED ON: 03/10/2022

Guatemala increases abortion penalty, bans same-sex marriage

GUATEMALA CITY -- Guatemalan lawmakers have increased prison sentences for women who have abortions, bucking a recent trend in Latin America toward expanding access to the procedures. As some of Latin America’s…

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ADDED ON: 01/25/2022

Guatemala: Anti-Trans Bill Threatens Rights.

A group of lawmakers in Guatemala has advanced a bill that would stigmatize transgender people and curtail children’s and adolescents’ rights to education, information, and health, Human Rights Watch said today. Congress…

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ADDED ON: 01/14/2022

Latin America: Alarming Reversal of Basic Freedoms

(New York) – Latin America is facing some of its gravest human rights challenges in decades, Human Rights Watch said today in releasing its World Report 2022. “Latin America is experiencing such an alarming…

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ADDED ON: 01/08/2022

UNHCR highlights work with LGBTQ asylum seekers in Central America

Officials with the U.N. Refugee Agency in Central America and Mexico say they remain committed to helping LGBTQ asylum seekers and migrants in the region. UNHCR Guatemala Representative Besem Obenson told the…

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ADDED ON: 06/27/2021

Guatemala: 3 Killings of LGBT People in a Week

Unidentified assailants killed two transgender women and one gay man in Guatemala in separate attacks within the span of one week, including Andrea González, the leader of a trans rights organization, Human…

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ADDED ON: 06/17/2021

Tireless fighter and beloved trans activist ‘assassinated’ just metres from her home in Guatemala

In Guatemala, frustration and grief swept the nation after two beloved and tireless trans activists were killed in two separate attacks just days apart. Andrea González, a 28-year-old who helmed trans rights…

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ADDED ON: 05/14/2021

Guatemala LGBTI: Discrimination and Migration

  Guatemala, located on Mexico’s southern border and bordering Honduras and El Salvador, is a country that has for decades experienced migration issues, in part related to violence within the country. Currently,…

ADDED ON: 04/28/2021

Harris: Anti-LGBTQ violence is ‘root cause’ of migration from Guatemala

Vice President Kamala Harris on Monday acknowledged violence based on sexual orientation and gender identity is among the factors that prompt Guatemalans to leave their country. “There are also longstanding issues that…

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ADDED ON: 04/20/2021

Immigrant Detention For Profit Faces Resistance After Big Expansion Under Trump

A dozen Central Americans in T-shirts that read Mujeres Luchadores — Fighting Women — marched through a small Texas town last month toward the gates of an imposing private detention center where…

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