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Supporters of Condoms in Porn Plan Victory Party

Backers of Ballot Measure B to require condoms in porn shoots will host a victory party

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    File photo: Protesters holding banners that look like giant condoms call on pornography executive Larry Flynt to voluntarily adopt a 100% condom use policy in his sexually explicit films, during a demonstration by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation outside the Flynt Publications building on June 7, 2004 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

    Supporters of a Los Angeles County ballot measure that expands a Los Angeles city ordinance mandating condom use on adult film sets to include pornographic performers throughout LA County will host a victory party on Tuesday night.

    Backers of Ballot Measure B are planning the party for 8 on election night until election returns are in.

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    “This is largest vote ever on the safer sex issue. We expect interest far beyond L.A.,” said Michael Weinstein, AIDS Healthcare Foundation and one of the five named proponents of the ballot initiative. “A lot of people worked hard on ‘Yes on B.’ It’s definitely a rallying point for our team.”

    The ballot measure, formally known as the County of Los Angeles Safer Sex in the Adult Film Industry Act, appears on Tuesday’s election ballot throughout Los Angeles County.

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    It will require producers of adult films to obtain a public health permit from the County; follow all health and safety laws, including condom use; and pay a permit fee sufficient to cover all enforcement costs.

    Adult film actress Tera Patrick and porn-industry legend Ron Jeremy came out against the measure in a minute-long video posted on YouTube.

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    In the ad, they say actors are required to test monthly for sexually transmitted diseases and HIV, and the adult film industry’s economic role in the county is too important to impose regulations that could stunt business.

    Live satellite TV feeds from the ‘Yes on B’ victory gathering in Hollywood will be beamed four times throughout the evening starting at 9:30 p.m.

    The ballot measure was initially spearheaded by AIDS Healthcare Foundation and members of FAIR (‘For Adult Industry Responsibility’) after as many as 22 HIV infections believed to be tied to the adult film industry were reported in two outbreaks in Los Angeles since 2004.

    It also came amid a report that said thousands of sexually transmitted infections occur annually among adult performers, a rate higher than prostitutes in Nevada