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Porn Stars Hate The Proposed California Condom Law

Porn Stars Hate This Proposed California Condom Law

There are a lot of important issues at stake during this election, a lot of them at the state level. But in California, there’s a porn issue on the ballot, and YOU could play a part in it.

On the November 8 Ballot is something called Proposition 60, which would require L.A.’s porn actors to use condoms. Now, there is actually already a law in place called Measure B, which was approved in 2012 and makes the same requirement, but according to The Hollywood Reporter, “Government agencies like the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), however, have refused to enforce the law based on its unconstitutionality.” So the architect behind the original measure, Michael Weinstein, CEO of AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), a billion-dollar nonprofit also owns pharmacies and thrift stores throughout Southern California, has introduced Prop 60 in an effort to close the loopholes of Measure B.

So how would it work? That’s where you come in. Prop 60 contains one amendment that would “enable whistleblowers and private citizens to pursue violators where the State fails to do so.” Meaning that anyone watching a porn where the actors do not use a condom would be able to file a lawsuit against them – which would make their actual names and addresses a matter of public record. And given that most porn stars use fake names, they are pissed – and doing something about it, taking to the streets by the hundreds on Monday to protest at AHF’s offices.

Alec Knight, a porn actor who has also worked as an animator on shows like Family Guy and The Real Ghostbusters, told The Hollywood Reporter It’s pretty much harassment. Our anonymity is very important to us.”

Yeah, yeah that sucks, but let’s go back to the whole “average porn viewers can sue” thing. Um…what? Who the hell is watching porn and A.) is checking to see whether the actors are wearing condoms; and B.) is concerned about it enough to take time out of their lives to file a lawsuit about it? I mean, I certainly don’t want anyone to get any kind of STD, but let’s be honest – if I’m watching porn, I’m purely in a selfish place of wanting to get off. I’m not checking for condom usage, and I’m certainly not filing a lawsuit. Because guess who else’s name becomes public then? Mine. I’m all set with that.

So even if this passes, I wouldn’t be too worried if I was you, porn stars. I can’t imagine there are a whole lot of people that want to put their name on that.

[Via The Hollywood Reporter]

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Jenna Crowley

Jenna used to be known as 2NOTBrokeGirls, but then one of the girls actually went broke, so she's struck out on her own. Jenna spends her free time saving the world, one sorority girl at a time (usually while wearing yoga pants), questioning why she decided to get a doctorate, and documenting her love of all things cheese related. You can ask her anything you want about football, using your boobs to get what you want, and pizza at @JennaLCrowley on Twitter or via email at JennaLCrowley@gmail.com.

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