LGBT rights in Guam

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LGBT rights in Guam Guam
Same-sex sexual activity legal? Legal since 1979
Gender identity/expression
Military service

Yes (for lesbian, gay, and bisexual members); "Don't ask, don't tell" policy repealed in September 2011

Transgender / transsexual and intersex persons not allowed to enlist
Discrimination protections None
Family rights
Recognition of
No recognition of same-sex relationships
Adoption Yes

Private, adult, consensual and non-commercial homosexual acts have been legal in Guam since a reform of the criminal code in 1979. No laws explicitly address harassment or discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, and same-sex marriage is not legally recognized. Since the 1990s, there has been a visible LGBT social scene, with a handful of nightclubs and social functions organized locally.

Domestic Partnerships[edit]

In 2009, a measure was introduced into the Guam Legislative body that would have given same-sex couples some of the same legal rights and responsibilities as opposite sex married couples.[1]


  1. ^ "Guam Considers Recognizing Gay Unions". On Top Magazine. On Top Media. 18 August 2009. Retrieved 6 July 2012.