NBC LA reports on an, er, interesting ballot measure Los Angeles voters may have to decide on in June when they go to the polls:
A proposal that would require adult film actors to use condoms has qualified for the June ballot after proponents gathered enough signatures to put the issue before Los Angeles voters.
Proponents gathered more than 70,000 signatures, exceeding the 41,000 required to place the issue on the ballot, according to AIDS Heathcare Foundation spokesman Ged Kenslea. The signatures were certified last week by the LA City Clerk.
The Adult Film Workplace Condom Initiative would condition adult film permits on the production company’s agreement to use condoms on the film set. Under the proposal, fees may be charged to “provide for inspectors to ensure compliance with conditions on film permits.”
“We have other conditions on film permits,” said Michael Weinstein, of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, a backer of the proposal. “If you’re going to blow things up, you have to have the fire department involved.”
The ballot measure is the subject of a legal challenge by City Attorney Carmen Trutanich. His office filed a lawsuit earlier this month, calling the measure a “needless and wasteful expenditure of public resources made in connection with a measure which the voters have no power to adopt.”
State laws already mandate use of condoms when workers are exposed to blood-borne pathogens, the lawsuit states.
I’m telling ya – one of these days I’m going to hold a fundraiser on this blog and we’re going to raise enough cash to rescue my dear co-blogger from the radical liberal cesspool that is Los Angeles. I think the city, along with about half of California, is pretty much beyond hope at this point.