LA Tentatively Okays Porn Condom Law

On 26.01.12, In Legal Industry, by Blake Houser

1/26/2012

 

In Los Angeles, the City Council has tentatively approved a law that requires condoms to be worn by porn actors whenever they shoot films. The council votes went 11-1 in favor of the proposal. The ordinance would still be requiring a second vote for its final approval.

Under such ordinance, pornographic film producers would need to provide, as well as require, male actors to use condoms, in order for them to be allowed to film in LA.

The approval of the ordinance would be able to supersede a ballot initiative, which was by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. A mandatory use of condom has been advocated for long by the group.

Michael Weinstein, the foundation president, said that, “This long struggle to move us to a place of making Los Angeles a safe place to make adult films has taken a huge leap forward today.”

The porn industry’s trade association, the Free Speech Coalition, criticized the vote, and the government’s incursion into sex or porno films.

According to Diane Duke, the coalition’s executive director, “Government regulation of filmmaking would likely undermine existing health and safety efforts and industry standards that are effective as well as take the government into dangerous new territory.”

Ms Duke also added that there is a very low rate of sexually transmitted diseases arising from the porn industry.

The HIV scare, which happened recently, was with a male performer, who resulted in being positive. In fact, there was no transmission which occurred in the industry for the past 5 years.

Blake Houser

Client Relations Manager at The Wells & Drew Companies
About the author:
Blake Houser is Client Relations Manager at Wells & Drew. In addition, he is the third generation in this family-owned speciality printing business.

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