Should porn stars wear condoms? LA voters have chance to decide

Published July 05, 2012

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Voters in Los Angeles County are expected to decide whether porn stars should be required to wear condoms on set, after a ballot initiative attracted enough signatures to qualify for the election. 

The Los Angeles Times reports that the AIDS awareness group behind the ballot measure has collected 371,000 signatures, well above the 232,000 needed to qualify. 

Presuming county officials put the question to ballot, voters in the heart of the American porn industry will decide whether to impose health regulations on adult films produced there. 

Some in the industry are opposed, describing the ballot measure as another form of "government overreach." 

But advocates cite the high risk of sexually transmitted disease among porn actors. 

The initiative calls for porn producers to pay for a permit, and for porn stars to wear a condom. The initiative even calls for fines and other punishments for those who violate the rule -- though it's unclear how the local government would monitor and regulate such a law. 

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