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Video: Porn Industry Threatens to Leave Los Angeles Because of New Condom Law

| by Michael Allen

Measure B, which Los Angeles County voters passed on Tuesday, requires porn performers to wear condoms (video below).

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation spearheaded the measure, which passed with a 55% vote.

In response, the porn industry is threatening to possibly file a lawsuit or leave Los Angeles County. The porn biz could move to another California county such as Riverside or Ventura, reports CBS Los Angeles.

If they leave California, it would be a long trip. New Hampshire is the only other state in the U.S. where filming porn videos is legal.

Sam Weinstein, of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, told CBS Los Angeles: “The fact this involves sex really doesn’t make it that exotic. It’s a business, and it affects health.”

“You will apply for a permit, you fill the paperwork. And then there are spot inspections. The same if you are a food handler, or a dog groomer or a barber. Someone is going to come around every once and a while and see if you are protecting people’s health.”

The porn industry has sent a letter to the LA County Board of Supervisors vowing to fight the “porn police.”

Los Angeles County’s Health Department will be responsible for monitoring sexual activity on porn sets, but the AIDS Healthcare Foundation is suggesting nurses could be the “porn police.”