LOS ANGELES: Referendum To Require Condoms In All Porn Makes County Ballot

Proponents of mandatory condom usage in all porn productions have succeeded in their bid to place the measure before Los Angeles County voters in November. In January the city council of Los Angeles adopted the same requirement. Via press release from the AIDS Healthcare Foundation:

“We are extremely pleased to learn that our County of Los Angeles ballot measure to require adult film producers to obtain public health permits has successfully qualified for the November ballot, particularly as that is also the presidential election and voter turnout is expected to be very high,” said Michael Weinstein, president of AIDS Healthcare Foundation and one of the five named proponents of the ballot initiative. “This ordinance, modeled after the County’s similar health permitting process for tattoo and massage parlors and bathhouses, should go a long way to improve safety on the sets for adult film performers. We are grateful that officials from the City of Los Angeles already acted earlier this year to adopt a similar citywide measure, and now we look forward to taking this measure directly to voters throughout the County of Los Angeles in November.”

The ordinance will be titled as the “County of Los Angeles Safer Sex In The Adult Film Industry Act.” Backers needed 200,000 petition signatures to qualify for the ballot; over 360,000 signatures were submitted.