The municipality of Guadalajara sparked controversy by making a change in its Regulation of Order and Security, which allows couples to engage in public sex. The new provision prohibits police officers from detaining or interrupting couples who have sex in public.
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Despite the controversial change in the municipality’s regulations, having sex in public will continue to be a crime in Guadalajara, however, the police can only act against the crime if another citizen files a complaint.
“We will focus on preventing violence, which is a crime, we are not unnecessarily seeking those who do not have money to go to a motel and instead go to the public road, the vehicle or a park,” a public official noted.
For its part, the government of Guadalajara pointed out that “the samples of affection on the public highway are free and no policeman in Guadalajara will be able to bother you if there are no complaints made”.
“It is important to point out that it is still an administrative crime against dignity and coexistence, to have sexual relations in public, as long as a neighbor files a complaint with the police,” they added.