Campaign asks LA voters to require condoms in porn

Protesters holding banners that look like giant condoms call on pornography executive Larry Flynt to voluntarily adopt a 100% condom use policy in his sexually explicit films, during a demonstration by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation outside the Flynt Publications building on June 7, 2004 in Los Angeles, California.
Protesters holding banners that look like giant condoms call on pornography executive Larry Flynt to voluntarily adopt a 100% condom use policy in his sexually explicit films, during a demonstration by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation outside the Flynt Publications building on June 7, 2004 in Los Angeles, California. David McNew/Getty Images

A health advocacy group wants to take its fight to mandate condoms in pornography to Los Angeles voters.

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation is pledging to get more than 40,000 signatures to implement a citywide ballot measure, asking voters whether condoms should be required as a condition of getting a permit to film in the city.

The advocacy group has tried lawsuits, legislation and complaints to regulators to get government to require condoms in porn productions, all without success. The group held a press conference Tuesday at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Universal City where industry workers who contracted HIV on the job told their stories and advocated for condom use.

The group says animals working in film and television production today enjoy more safety and health precautions than adult film performers do.

A call to the adult film industry's trade association, the Free Speech Coalition, was not immediately returned Tuesday.

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