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LA voters to decide on compulsory condoms in porn

Los Angeles County voters will decide in a referendum in November whether to require condoms on the set of all local porn productions.

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation and its partners collected more than 360,000 signatures to place the question on the Nov. 6 ballot.

Michael Weinstein, executive director of the foundation, said, “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.”

The group argues the measure is needed to stop the spread of sexually transmitted diseases and protect the actors.

If the measure passes, condoms would be require for any sex taking place for adult films. The measure also would require producers to post for display a public health permit obtained from the county that details the condom requirement.

City, state and federal regulations already exist for the adult film industry, which has opposed condom use with the basic argument that viewers don’t want to see them.

The industry largely is based in Los Angeles County in San Fernando Valley.

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