Guatemala

I. Not Yet in Place: Integral Protection for Marriage and Family Act

(Introduced in 2007 but not yet voted on)

a. Furthermore, in 2007, the Guatemalan legislature introduced the “,” which would bar single parents and same-sex couples from the definition of “family” under Guatemalan law. This bill has yet to be voted on but remains in the legislature. If it were to be passed, it would have egregious ramifications.

Source: IGLHRC Shadow Report Guatemala ICCPR 2012

Additional Resources

Guatemala: Shadow Report on the Situation of Lesbian, Bisexual, Transexual and Transgender Women with Respect to Discrimination, IGLHRC 2012. Submitted to the ICCPR.

Human Rights Watch, Guatemala: Reject Bill Threatening Families, (Sept. 30, 2007).