The city council of Guadalajara, Mexico recently approved a law to permit sexual relations in public, unless a third party makes a complaint, according to NBC Miami.
“Having sexual relations or committing acts of exhibitionism of a sexual nature in public places, vacant lots, inside vehicles or in private locations in public view will be considered administrative offenses, as long as a citizen requests police intervention,” says the modification to article 14 of the Bylaws of Good Government.
The police will reportedly only fine or detain the lovers if other citizens complain.
The changes were reportedly made to let the police focus on combating more serious crime instead of public sexual acts. The change reportedly has citizens concerned over pedophiles and rapists having easier access to abuse victims.
According to the Independent, Guadalupe Morfin Otero, the politician who proposed the reform, referred to a survey of university students who claimed 90% of them have “experienced extortion by officers who accused them of immoral acts of exhibitionism.”