(LOS ANGELES) -- It may soon be mandatory for porn stars to wear condoms on every pornography set in the city of Los Angeles, reports the LA Weekly.
City lawmakers drafted the law last week after a unanimous vote. The L.A. Attorney's Office will look into whether such an ordinance would be feasible to enforce, and if so, they are likely to allow a vote on the issue as early as next month.
A recent HIV scare in which an industry performer tested positive for the disease has renewed concerns in Los Angeles, the porn capital of the country. Just last December, a clinic that had monitored health in the industry for the past decade closed its doors, leaving the industry to more or less police itself.
Porn makers, however, have said that the ordinance would cause a drop in sales and ultimately push the industry out-of-state and underground, where performers would be less safe than before.
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