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Porn producer sues to block LA County law mandating condoms on adult film actors

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As this photo shows, costumes are often a part of pornographic films. But production studios like Vivid Video, where this movie was being edited, are resisting another piece of wardrobe: condoms.

A major adult filmmaker is challenging a new Los Angeles County law requiring porn actors to wear condoms.

Vivid Entertainment, along with Califa Productions and two adult actors, sued the county Thursday in federal court.

The suit claims that Measure B, passed by county voters last fall, violates the First Amendment right to free expression and is unnecessary because industry safeguards against AIDS and other diseases already exist.

RELATED: What does Measure B mean for porn industry in Los Angeles?

The industry has maintained that the law, if enforced, will drive business and thousands of jobs out of L.A.'s sprawling San Fernando Valley, a hub of porn production.

A call seeking comment from attorneys at the county counsel's office wasn't immediately returned.

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