California porn-film condom measure defeated

- A measure that would have required adult-film performers to wear condoms during sex scenes and make producers and film distributors liable for violations has been defeated by California voters.

Proposition 60 was strongly opposed by the adult-film industry. It was backed mostly by the Hollywood-based
AIDS Healthcare Foundation which spearheaded a similar law approved by LA County voters in 2012.

In addition to requiring condoms, the measure would also have required adult-film producers to pay for performer vaccinations, testing and medical exams for sexually transmitted diseases. It would also have mandated that a notification be posted at film sites, and film producers would be required to obtain health licenses. 

AIDS Healthcare Foundation officials argued that condom use has been required by state law since 1992, but there has been no enforcement of the requirement.

 

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