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Statewide requirement on condom use in porn likely on 2016 ballot




Measure B in 2012 required the use of condoms on porn sets in LA County. Now it looks likely that there will be an initiative on the 2016 ballot that would call for its expansion statewide.
Measure B in 2012 required the use of condoms on porn sets in LA County. Now it looks likely that there will be an initiative on the 2016 ballot that would call for its expansion statewide.
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Measure B in 2012 required the use of condoms on porn sets in L.A. County. Now it looks likely that there will be an initiative on the 2016 ballot that would call for its expansion statewide.

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation, the LA-based nonprofit that was the primary backer of Measure B, says it has gathered more than enough signatures to put a statewide requirement on the 2016 ballot.

Opponents to Measure B say the condom requirement has driven porn producers out of Los Angeles, and that current testing procedures are sufficient to prevent the spread of AIDS and other STDs among adult film performers.

County of Los Angeles Safer Sex in the Adult Film Industry Act

Guests:

Mike Stabile, a spokesperson for Free Speech Coalition, the trade association for the adult entertainment industry             

Adam Cohen, public health consultant for AIDS Healthcare Foundation, the nonprofit behind the 2016 ballot initiative. Cohen also worked on Measure B.