August 12, 2015 at 3:46 pm EST | by Staff reports
Guam lawmakers pass LGBT bills
Guam, gay news, Washington Blade

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HAGATNA, Guam — Lawmakers in Guam on Aug. 12 approved bills that formally extend marriage rights to same-sex couples and ban anti-LGBT discrimination in the U.S. territory.

KUAM reported members of the Guam Senate by a 13-2 vote margin approved a bill that amends the island’s legal code to create “equality in civil marriage.” Lawmakers unanimously passed the anti-discrimination measure.

U.S. District Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood on June 5 struck down Guam’s law that defines marriage as between a man and a woman. Kathleen Aguero and Loretta Pangelinan, a lesbian couple that filed a lawsuit against the statute earlier this year, received a marriage license shortly after the ruling took effect.

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