'Oral Relationship': Italian Style

Two guys kiss in front of the colosseum and the fall of Rome breaks out.

The Italian po-po arrested two men for smooching in front of Rome's Colosseum. The Colosseum? The world landmark Colosseum? The monument to Roman decadence and achievement? Isn't that like arresting Alexander Graham Bell's grandson for using a pay phone?

Hot Latin activist-types held the requisite kiss-in in response.

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