Calif. legislator wants condoms on state's porn actors

Proposal applies to all adult films made in state

LOS ANGELES - Just in time for Valentine's Day, state Assemblyman Isadore Hall is proposing a special gift for porn actors -- condoms for every adult film made in California.

The Compton Democrat says such actors are far more likely to contract sexually transmitted diseases such as Chlamydia, gonorrhea and HIV than the general public. As a result, he says, they deserve the same special protection afforded people who work in other dangerous industries.

Hall made his announcement Thursday at the headquarters of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation in Los Angeles.

The foundation successfully pushed last year for voters to adopt a similar condom requirement for porn films made in Los Angeles County.

Hall acknowledges getting the Legislature to adopt his bill could be tougher.

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