Guatemala Proposes to Legalize Gay Marriage

Q24N – Congressmen of various political parties in Guatemala are preparing an initiative that seeks to reform the Civil Code to legalize same-sex marriage. The proposal was announced by the legislator Sandra Morán, head of the Convergence Block.
Guatemala has recently considered passing legislation to allow gay marriage (Doble Llave).
According to Moran, Guatemala should recognize and guarantee the rights of persons of the same sex who want to form a family, since these citizens lack legal recognition in family law contexts, including cases of illness, legality, and death.
The legislator acknowledged the controversial nature of the issue and conceded that it would be strongly criticized by the conservative sector of Guatemalan society, but noted that “society is not only made up of these people but also of

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