L.A. Times urges voters to vote no on city ordinance that would require condoms used on all porn films…

Last year the L.A. Times supported a city ordinance requiring condoms to be used in all adult films be made. However now the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, which pushed for the ordinance, want’s to make it a countywide law and the Times are now reversing it’s support. 

It is on the ballot as Measure B, and in preparing to make a recommendation, The Times’ editorial page studied the city’s experiment and interviewed public health and legal experts and performers, producers and others in adult entertainment. Two conclusions became inescapable: Performers should protect themselves and others by wearing condoms, and should have the full support of producers and others in their business; and laws are unlikely to force them to do it. Given the nature of adult films, viewers will continue to demand, and producers will continue to present, films depicting explicit unprotected sex.

Measure B is well intentioned, but it is likely to stymie county government and bring little benefit to performers. The Times recommends a no vote.

via Times endorsements: No on Measure B – latimes.com.

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