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California Lawmaker Increases Efforts To Require Condoms In Adult Films

A California lawmaker is increasing his effort to require condoms in adult films after several recent confirmed H-I-V cases among adult film actors.

A California lawmaker is calling for action following four recent confirmed HIV cases among adult film stars in the state.

Democratic Assemblyman Isadore Hall is attempting to revive his bill that would require condoms be used in adult films shot in California.

The original bill stalled earlier this year, but Hall has used the gut-and-amend process to bring it back in the final week of session.

He says the recent cases of HIV among adult film stars add urgency to the measure.

“This is a dire issue. We were brought here to help change the culture of California, to make families safer, protect workers’ rights. And we are doing just the opposite by not acting on this bill," said Hall.

The state says nearly 19-hundred performers tested positive for a sexually tested disease between 2004 and 2008.

However, the adult film industry maintains it has strict safety standards and says this bill infringes on its freedom of speech. The industry is fighting a similar measure from Los Angeles County in court.

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Peking_Duck_SD | September 10, 2013 at 9:39 p.m. ― 1 year ago

I think good public health measures protect protect people who choose not to engage in risky behavior.

For example, smoking restrictions to prevent people who choose not to smoke from being exposed to it.

Or vaccinations that prevent not just individuals but populations from getting certain diseases.

In this case, however, it's people who choose to have sex without protection while doing porn.

How is the community's health at risk?

People who choose to engage in unprotected sex are allowed to, just not while filming it for commercial purposes?

That makes no sense whatsoever.

This is an overreach.

Mandate that "bareback" porn comes with warning messages discussing the risky behavior, but don't force them.

All this will do is create an underground market for unprotected porn films.

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Peking_Duck_SD | September 10, 2013 at 9:42 p.m. ― 1 year ago

Hall claims this,law will "make families safer"!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

How, exactly?

A lot of families making commercial sex tapes these days?

Certainly there are more pressing issues this woman can focus on.

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Avatar for user 'Missionaccomplished'

Missionaccomplished | September 11, 2013 at 10:24 a.m. ― 1 year ago

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