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Age of Consent Legislation/Cases/References
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National

The age of consent for consensual sex between same-sex couples is believed to be 18 years, the same as for opposite-sex couples [R1.1].

R1.1 AVERT: Worldwide Ages of Consent (Accessed 25 OCT 10)
Homosexuality, Sodomy Legislation/Cases/References
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National

Consensual sex between same-sex couples is reportedly lawful [R1.1]

R1.1 ILGA: State-sponsored Homophobia 700.06kb, PDF MAY 09
Marriage Legislation/Cases/References
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National

On 23 December 2016, it was reported that congressmen of various political parties are preparing an initiative that seeks to reform the Civil Code to legalize same-sex marriage. Legislator Sandra Morán, head of the Convergence Block, acknowledged the controversial nature of the issue and conceded that it would be strongly criticized by the conservative sector of Guatemalan society [R1.1].

R1.1 PanamPost: Guatemala Introduces Legislation to Legalize Gay Marriage 23 DEC 16

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