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Porn Condom Law Signed Into Law: Industry Swells With Outrage
|Last Edited||Jason Jan 30, 2012 06:08am|
|Media||News Service - Reuters|
|News Date||Tuesday, January 24, 2012 02:00:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||The pornography industry is offering stiff resistance to a new law, signed by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Monday, that will require porn performers to use condoms on sets that require a film permit. |
The law, which was adopted by the City Council last week in a 9-1 vote, comes as a big win for the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, which had engaged in a long, hard campaign for such a law.
The XXX film industry -- a large part of which is headquartered in the L.A.-adjacent San Fernando Valley -- has predictably objected to the law on a number of fronts. As the Los Angeles Times reports, arguments included the position that many performers dislike condoms, and that the law would harm the already ailing pornography business, as many consumers share that dislike for condoms.