Associated Press - January 17, 2012
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Los Angeles City Council is poised to give
its final approval to a controversial ordinance that would
require actors in adult films to use condoms.
The council tentatively adopted the ordinance last week on an
11-1 vote. If council members pass it again at Tuesday's meeting,
it would be sent to the mayor for his signature.
Advocates of the ordinance say the measure is needed to prevent
the spread of HIV in the multibillion-dollar adult film industry,
much of which is centered in Los Angeles.
The porn industry's trade association, the Free Speech Coalition,
says condoms are not needed.
Instead, the group calls for consistent testing of actors for
sexually transmitted diseases. It says there have been no
confirmed cases of HIV in the porn industry in five years.