toggle menu
Live: KOFM
 
Listen live

Couples Who Have Sex Before Marriage In Bali Could Soon Face Jail Time

Bad news for Aussie travellers

Couples Who Have Sex Before Marriage In Bali Could Soon Face Jail Time

A romantic getaway to Bali with your boyfriend or girlfriend could soon be a thing of the past.

A petition to change the criminal code so it becomes illegal for unmarried couples to have sex, will be put forward to Indonesia's Constitutional Court by the end of the year.

We're not really sure how they'd be able to enforce the rule behind closed doors, but couples that are caught getting steamy out of wedlock could potentially face jail time, that's what the group behind the petition, Family Love Alliance, are calling for. And that would include tourists.

The petition is reportedly intended to target same-sex relationships above all, the unions are still a very taboo topic in the country.

In the Aceh Province on Sumatra Island, homosexuals are severely punished because they're seen as 'illegal' under strict Sharia Law, some are publicly caned.

 

;