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Calif. Law Would Require Condoms for Porn Performers

Calif. Law Would Require Condoms for Porn Performers

AIDS Healthcare Foundation president Michael Weinstein. (AP) 

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Tuesday, 01 November 2016 10:27 AM Current | Bio | Archive

I have trouble finding fault with any law that persuades porn performers to cover up in public. The Daily News recently covered a protest against another referendum on the California ballot next week.

This time it’s Proposition (no pun intended) 60 that would require condoms to be used in all California-based pornography productions.

The pictures associated with the story were amazing. The porn performers looked like a group of young parents off to sell Girl Scout cookies.

Yet there was not an inch of cleavage in sight, nor so much as a single booty short.

Instead it was demure white T-shirts and long pants. If not for the tattoos they could have been going to a Young Republicans meeting or an outing at the Reagan Ranch.

That was a victory for decorum right there.

I suppose for a “creative” industry that, how shall I put this, is limited to a single topic we shouldn’t expect any message breakthroughs. The shirts protesters wore recycled old pro-abortion slogans, mainly “My Body, My Choice.”

The parade’s target was the Sunset Boulevard office of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, located in Los Angeles. The foundation has been central to passage of the measure and the performers were demanding to see foundation President Michael Weinstein.

He didn’t take the meeting. But according to the News, “Weinstein and supporters of the initiative say the goal of the measure is to keep performers safe from sexually transmitted diseases and improve workplace safety.”

In point of fact condoms have been required on sets and on performers since 1992, but like Obamacare it seems the law requires a little tinkering. Now enforcement comes after a complaint to CAL-OSHA the state’s workplace safety agency.

Passage of Prop. 60 will require producers to be licensed by CAL–OSHA every two years and prove condoms were used. Failure to abide by the new law would result in hefty fines.

Performers contend due to “the nature of the work” wearing condoms is impractical and passage of the law will force them from the state.

In Los Angeles County passage of Measure B required condom coverage for all productions make in the county. The News found “after Measure B passed, the number of film permits for adult film-making in Los Angeles County plummeted: from 480 in 2012 to 25 last year, according to figures by FilmLA and the Free Speech Coalition.”

Which sounds like a win–win situation to me.

Porn and the sex trafficking it attracts aren’t an industry California or the country needs. I say vote yes on Prop. 60.

Michael Reagan, the eldest son of President Reagan, is a Newsmax TV analyst. A syndicated columnist and author, he chairs The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Michael is an in-demand speaker with Premiere speaker’s bureau. Read more reports from Michael Reagan — Go Here Now.

 

 

 

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I have trouble finding fault with any law that persuades porn performers to cover up in public. Performers contend wearing condoms is impractical. Porn and the sex trafficking it attracts aren’t an industry California or the country needs.
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