KISS AND TELL? SNITCHES GET STITCHES
Singapore’s law against public affection isn’t the only one out there and it’s far from the strictest. A British couple vacationing in Dubai ran afoul of the UAE’s harsh anti-smooching policy, spending a month in jail after being convicted of “indecency.”
Indian laws against “obscene acts” (punishable by up to three months in jail) have been interpreted by some particularly uptight police and judges to include PDA, although public attitudes are shifting on the matter.
Most bizarrely, the Brazilian town of Sorocaba banned “passionate kissing” in 1981, specifically singling out the “cinematographic kiss, in which salivas mix to simply swell the sensuality.” The ruling judge declined to comment on whatever weird hang-up he had about kissing.