Retalhuleu is governed by federal Guatemala law. Learn more
    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Unrecognized
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✖ Illegal
    Gender-Affirming Care
    ✔ Legal
    Non-Binary Gender Recognition
    ✖ Not legally recognized
    Discrimination
    ✖ Illegal in some contexts
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Adoption
    ✖ Single only
    Intersex Infant Surgery
    Unknown
    Military
    ✖ Lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
    Donating Blood
    Unknown
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
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History

Homosexual activity in Retalhuleu

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Homosexual activity in Retalhuleu is legal.

Current status
Since 1871
Legal
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Same-sex marriage in Retalhuleu

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Same-sex marriage in Retalhuleu is unrecognized.

Current status
Since May 29, 1995
Unrecognized
Article 78 of the civil code defines marriage to be a union between a man and a woman
Sources:
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Censorship of LGBT issues in Retalhuleu

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Censorship of LGBT issues in Retalhuleu is no censorship.

Current status
No censorship
In Guatemala, there are no laws restricting the discussion or promotion of LGBTQ+ topics.
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Right to change legal gender in Retalhuleu

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Right to change legal gender in Retalhuleu is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
According to ILGA laws in force in Guatemala do not allow for gender marker change in identification documents.

Gender-affirming care in Retalhuleu

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Gender-affirming care in Retalhuleu is legal.

Current status
Since 2005
Legal
In 2005, Guatemala adopted the ICD-10 classification, which contains codes for diagnosing transsexualism in adulthood and childhood, which authorize the initiation of medical transition.
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Legal, but restricted for minors
In 1980, Guatemala adopted the ICD-9 classification, which included codes allowing for the diagnosis of transsexualism in adults.
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Until 1979
Banned
Medical transition is not possible
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Retalhuleu

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Retalhuleu is not legally recognized.

Current status
Not legally recognized
Missing non-binary options.
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LGBT discrimination in Retalhuleu

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LGBT discrimination in Retalhuleu is illegal in some contexts.

Current status
Since 1997
Illegal in some contexts
All discrimination against LGBT in education is illegal

LGBT employment discrimination in Retalhuleu

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LGBT employment discrimination in Retalhuleu is no protections.

Current status
No protections
There are no laws protecting LGBT people from discrimination.

LGBT housing discrimination in Retalhuleu

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LGBT housing discrimination in Retalhuleu is no protections.

Current status
No protections
There are no laws protecting LGBT people from discrimination.

Same-sex adoption in Retalhuleu

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Same-sex adoption in Retalhuleu is single only.

Current status
Since Dec 31, 2007
Single only
Adoption Law 77/2007 Article 13.
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Intersex infant surgery in Retalhuleu

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Intersex infant surgery in Retalhuleu is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

Serving openly in military in Retalhuleu

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Serving openly in military in Retalhuleu is lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned.

Current status
Lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Only 22 countries allow Trans service, Guatemala is not one of them
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Blood donations by MSMs in Retalhuleu

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Blood donations by MSMs in Retalhuleu is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

Conversion therapy in Retalhuleu

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Conversion therapy in Retalhuleu is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
Unknown.
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Equal age of consent in Retalhuleu

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Equal age of consent in Retalhuleu is equal.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1871
Equal
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