Los Angeles Passes Condom Mandate for Porn Industry

Voters approve Measure B, requiring actors to wear condoms while shooting sex scenes.
3:00 | 11/08/12

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LA county's measure be the safer sex in the adult film industry act as passed among its requirements actors have to Wear condoms when engaged in sex sex. But even though voters say the condoms must go on the gloves are coming off in the adult film industry. It's going to be a long fight disappointed with last night but just the beginning Steven Hirsch is the co CEO of LA based vivid entertainment a leading producer of adult films. The legal battle could take years and he's helping the county's Health Department won't start enforcing the new law until the legal arguments are played out in court. Hirsch claims nearby counties are already courting the industry now -- -- LA county millions in lost tax revenue if they move. We can go in other counties in the state of California so I think we have options. Not what we'd like to do obviously we'd like to stay here but if forced to we will look to that place. It's what supporters of measure be called those idle threats say it's more important -- protect adult film actors. From sexually transmitted diseases they -- a lot of things in this campaign that -- true. You know lies at settle long you can have -- which -- you know facts. I don't think that -- -- mandatory two cities in California passed ordinances don't make it impossible for them to operate. Meanwhile county health officials are not commenting -- the cost of the permits adult film producers are now required to obtain. The price of those permits is supposed to pay for the counties expenses in enforcing the law the Health Department estimates that will be close to 300000 dollars per year. For -- staff training administration and enforcement this is a multibillion dollar industry. This sort of strange -- they keep crying for question now is whether measure B will usher in healthier jobs. Or kiss them -- off. In Hollywood Robin Hayes ABC seven Eyewitness News.

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