L.A. Daily News Weighs In On Impact of Condom Law

John Sanford

LOS ANGELES — The controversy surrounding L.A. County's Measure B, which made condoms mandatory for adult film productions, was the subject of an editorial on Wednesday in the L.A. Daily News.

The Daily News noted that Measure B, which was passed by voters in November, is already making an impact on the porn industry. It has sent some producers looking for alternative locations in which to shoot and also prompted the introduction of an Assembly Bill that would affect porn productions statewide.

The Daily News wrote, "A bill introduced in February by Assemblyman Isadore Hall, a Democrat from Compton, would mandate stepped-up enforcement of Measure B-like health laws in porn productions all over California. And the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, the L.A.-based nonprofit that backed Measure B, is urging 85 incorporated cities not automatically covered by that law to adopt it.

"All of this portends real economic impact and a long fight stemming from the ballot measure that requires the use of condoms on adult film sets, among other provisions meant to reduce the risk of sexually transmitted disease."

To read the Daily News' editorial in its entirety, click here.