Only in La-La Land, Kids: Looks Like L.A. Voters Will Decide Whether Actors in Porn Movies Are Too Naked

Dec 27, 2011  •  Post A Comment

A ballot measure about the porn industry has qualified to be voted on by voters in Los Angeles.

"A proposed ballot measure that would require porn actors to wear condoms while filming in the city of Los Angeles has qualified for the June ballot, according to a letter from the city clerk certifying that proponents had gathered enough valid signatures," the Los Angeles Times reports.

According the article, "The initiative still faces a legal challenge by L.A. City Atty. Carmen Trutanich. Trutanich filed court papers earlier this month saying that L.A. voters would have no legal authority to adopt the proposed measure even if it were placed on the ballot.

"Trutanich argued that only the state — not the city — could legally impose rules requiring the use of condoms on porn sets and charging fees to pay for inspections.The city attorney’s opinion is at odds, however, with that of the head of the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health, which regulates workplace safety."

The article adds, "Ged Kenslea, a spokesman for AIDS Healthcare Foundation, the ballot measure’s main backer, said proponents gathered more than 70,000 signatures, well beyond the 41,000 required to place it on the ballot."

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