The city council of Los Angeles yesterday mandated that actors of adult videos wear condoms during sex scenes.
The vote comes (peet: giggle) after a debate over how to enforce such a law and the threat from the adult film industry to pack up and move their business to another city. The council passed the vote 9-1 in hopes of giving actors protections from filmmakers who insist that condoms are not wanted in sex scenes by their customers.
This vote precludes an initiative to actually place the issue on a ballot that would have cost the city $4 million to hold. There is now a measure to prevent porn producers from simply moving outside the city into LA County.
- LA City Council gives final approval to porn condom ordinance (abclocal.go.com)
- LA council votes to require condoms in porn films (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Time To Wrap It Up, L.A. Porn Industry: Condoms In Porn Ordinance Passed Into Law (laist.com)