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CALIFORNIA: Porn Stars Oppose Plan Requiring condoms on Adult-Film Sets




 

Los Angeles Times (09.24.12) Aids Weekly Plus

Some porn stars have rejected the proposed Safer Sex initiative, Measure B on the November 6 ballot, that condoms be required on adult film sets in Los Angeles County. One porn actor compared the initiative to an infringement on his and other performers’ civil rights. The actor believes that the law is insulting by restricting an individual’s ability to make his/her own choices and called it unconstitutional. He has appeared in more than 900 adult movies and said that he has never contracted a sexually transmitted disease. Representatives of the Valley Industry & Commerce Association commented that Measure B would cost millions of dollars in revenue and thousands of jobs including film and DVD production and Web development. The measure was funded and placed on the ballot by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation and would require the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health to license and permit the adult-movie productions, require performers to wear condoms, and institute on-set inspections. Opponents argue that if the measure becomes law, the adult-film production will move to other counties or states and this will negatively affect local entertainment industry. The actor and two female adult-film performers defended current rules that require HIV and STD testing every 14 to 28 days. The Association joins with the No on Government Waste Committee – a coalition of business organizations, chambers of commerce, and entertainment companies that oppose the measure.



 


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