Pornography

Condom Law Challenged By Porn Company

It's not like politicians use protection when they screw us

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A major adult filmmaker sued to block a new Los Angeles County law requiring pornography actors to wear condoms, calling it a threat to free expression.

Vivid Entertainment contends that Measure B, passed by county voters last fall, violates the First Amendment right to free speech and expression and is unnecessary because the adult industry already has safeguards, such as regular blood testing of actors, to prevent the spread of AIDS and other venereal diseases.

The suit, filed Thursday in federal court, also contends that the law is vague, burdensome and ineffective and is pre-empted by California laws and regulations. It asks the court to block the measure's enforcement and to rule it unconstitutional.

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