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Porn Condom Ballot Initiative For L.A. County Gets Half The Signatures it Needs

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Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 11:53 AM

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The people behind Los Angeles' mandatory condoms rule for on-location porn shoots in the city say they have more than half the signatures to put a similar law before countywide voters.

And they still have until June 5 to get the rest.

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation today announced it has obtained more than 120,000 signatures of registered voters in L.A. County. It needs 232,153. The law it wants you to approve at the November ballot?

Requiring "producers of adult films to obtain a public health permit from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health ('the Department') and pay a permit fee set by the Department in an amount sufficient for necessary enforcement."

The health permit, modeled after those for massage and tattoo parlors countywide, would require condom use for vaginal and anal sex on-set. (No oral, it seems).

Michael Weinstein, president of AHF, says:

We are proud to announce today that after a little under two months of signature gathering--and over three months prior to our legal deadline in June--we have passed the halfway point for signature gathering from voters in the County of Los Angeles in support of our ballot petition.

The organization is in the middle of a years-long effort to get the mostly L.A.-based porn industry to adopt mandatory condom use. The state actually requires it, but California doesn't appear to have the resources to enforce it.

So AHF went local and got enough signatures to put a mandatory condoms measure on the L.A. city ballot. The L.A. City Council caved and, instead of putting the measure on the ballot for your consideration, approved the rule that will require condoms at location shoots in the city.

The industry says consumers won't buy condom porn. And it argues that its once-a-month testing protocol for performers is safe.

Adult video executives have threatened repeated to move production out of L.A. if they have to use condoms, but so far it has been all talk.

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