Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in Guam face legal challenges and discrimination not faced by other people. Same-sex sexual activity is no longer criminalized, but the territory neither allows nor denies gays and lesbians the right to marry a same-sex partner. Guam lacks a hate crimes statute and provides LGBT residents no protection against discrimination. Since the 1990s, there has been a visible LGBT social scene, with a handful of nightclubs and social functions organized locally.
Guam does not specify the sex of parties to a marriage contract, but its laws imply that they are a man and a woman.
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. It was not voted on.
Decisions of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that found same-sex marriage bans in Nevada and Idaho unconstitutional are binding precedent on federal courts in Guam.