SoCal voters approve mandate for condoms on porn sets

Condoms are seen in this undated file photo.

November 7, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
Los Angeles County voters have approved a measure requiring porn performers to use condoms while filming sex scenes.

With 100 percent of the county's precincts reporting, Measure B passed 56 percent to 44 percent.

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation, which sponsored the initiative, says the measure will help safeguard public health as well as porn workers' health.

Opponents, largely members of the porn film industry, which is based in Los Angeles, say the business polices itself and no one has contracted HIV on a film set in the United States since 2004.

The industry says performers are already required to undergo monthly HIV tests.

Film producers also say the measure could prompt the $1 billion industry to leave Los Angeles, taking thousands of jobs with it.