Opposite a bus-stop in Villa Panamericana, two young men walked by hand in hand. A mature man who was waiting next to what seemed to be his wife addressed those who were there:
-I hope they are brothers, or at least cousins. If not, we should call the police.
-What’s the crime? a girl asked.
-Public scandal! Indecency on public roads!
-I see that you are holding your lady's hand. Are they going to accuse you of public scandal?
-It's not the same: she's my wife! It’s natural. The other thing is unnatural.
- The law says so!
- An old woman who until then had remained silent began to laugh:
-You have to read the law well! And respect to be respected!
-Now they will be able to kiss in public like everyone else.
-I wish I had my love partner here right now. I was going to kiss her to see if you were going to call the police. I have been living with a woman for thirty years. And very proud! exclaimed the lady.
A group of high school students applauded enthusiastically.
Translated by Amilkal Labañino / CubaSí Translation Staff