Same-Sex Couple’s Attorneys Awarded $85K in Legal Fees


Kathleen Aguero and Loretta Pangelinan filed a class action lawsuit last year and won their case on striking down Guam’s same-sex marriage ban.

Guam – The government of Guam will have to pay over $85,000 in legal fees to the attorneys who represented same-sex couple Kathleen Aguero and Loretta Pangelinan in a class action lawsuit last year.

Chief District Court Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood just granted the request for payment of legal fees. Aguero and Pangelinan filed a class action lawsuit last year arguing that their constitutional rights were being violated when they were denied the right to marry on Guam.

In a historic move, Judge Gatewood eventually struck down Guam’s ban on same-sex marriage.

Because Aguero and Pangelinan are the prevailing party, the judge agreed that GovGuam will have to pay about $85,000 in legal fees to four attorneys who worked on the case: Attorneys Mitch Thompson, Todd Thompson, Joe Alcantara and Bill Pesch.

You can read the order by clicking on the file below.




  1. What 2 consenting adults do in the privacy of their homes is their business. The idea of forcing one’s lifestyle on those who differ with it is simply wrong. How would homosexuals like it if heterosexuality was forced on them? As the saying goes “God created Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve.”

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