LA Porn Condom Law Starts Today
First-of-its-kind mandate kicks off today
By Mary Papenfuss, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 4, 2012 11:48 PM CST
Updated Mar 5, 2012 5:15 AM CST
Ex porn stars hug last year as they join the AIDS Healthcare Foundation to launch a petition drive for an LA ballot measure initiative that led to the current law requiring condom in porn shoots.   (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

(Newser) – Today's the day Los Angeles porn stars are supposed to start covering up. A new city law goes into effect, requiring that condoms are used during porn film shoots. Film licensing fees will fund enforcement of the law, which was fought by porn production companies, who are threatening to leave the city because of it. The law, believed to be the first of its kind anywhere, was enacted after several porn stars contracted HIV. The AIDS Healthcare Foundation, which helped spearhead the law, is now gathering signatures for an initiative to take the measure county-wide, reports the Los Angeles Times.

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brucke
Mar 7, 2012 4:48 AM CST
I think this is a great law and will make the industry safer and stem the tide of AIDS and other stds which are rampant in Western society. It is a small step but you have to start somewhere and maybe LA is the start of something universal. Obviously I would prefer it if the sexual exploitation of men and women was eradicated altogether.
Observer
Mar 5, 2012 1:03 PM CST
The world will never be the same.
Gart
Mar 5, 2012 12:24 PM CST
Worst news ever!