Should Porn Actors Wear Condoms? Los Angeles County Voters Will Decide
Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors wants voters to decide in November whether porn actors should be required to wear condoms to make their movies.
The Board of Supervisors voted 3-1 this week to put the “condoms in porn” initiative on the November ballot.
It would require pornography producers in the county to get a health permit from the county’s Department of Public Health to make pornographic movies.
Supervisors Zev Yaroslavsky, Don Knabe and Michael Antonovich voted Yes: to send the question to voters. Supervisor Gloria Molina was the only supervisor to vote No. Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas abstained.
The law is meant to protect sex performers from AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases. And, presumably, set a good example for people who watch pornography.
The president of the Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation, which has sought mandatory condom use in pornography for years, called the commission’s vote “a great day for the performers and safer sex in our society,” in an interview with the Los Angeles Time.