L.A. Officials Seek To Block Adult Film Condom Mandate
The Los Angeles City Attorney's office on Thursday filed a lawsuit to block a proposed June 2012 city ballot measure that would to require actors in adult films to use condoms. The AIDS Healthcare Foundation has collected and submitted to city officials more than 71,000 voter signatures for verification to qualify the measure for the ballot. The lawsuit argues the proposed measure is unnecessary and a waste of taxpayer money because state law already requires employers to implement safety measures, such as using protective barriers when workers could be exposed to bloodborne pathogens such as HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. City attorneys are urging the court to take immediate action, rather than wait until after the election to invalidate the measure.
- "L.A. Moves To Block Vote To Mandate Condoms in Porn" (Tayefe Mohajer, AP/San Jose Mercury News, 12/9).