On October 5, 2012 I posted an article about Ballot Measure B, including the language of the arguments for and against condoms in porn that will be included in the voter guide sent to millions of voters in Los Angeles County ( Please see: http://adultbizlaw.com/ballot-measure-b-get-the-facts-the-proposed-law-ballot-language-and-voter-guide/ ). After receiving numerous questions as to who wrote the “against” position I posted another article on who the authors were ( Please see: http://adultbizlaw.com/who-wrote-the-argument-against-condoms-in-porn-for-the-voter-guide/ ). At the time, I did not know what, if any, connection those authors had to the adult entertainment industry. However, now it appears from the rebuttals that the original authors were selected by the “No on Government Waste Committee.”

This morning rebuttals to the for and against arguments have been posted on SmartVoter.org ( Please see: http://www.smartvoter.org/2012/11/06/ca/la/meas/B/ ).

Here is the rebuttal against the argument for condoms in porn. The authors of the rebuttal are Diane Duke of FSC, Dr. Peter Miao of Cutting Edge Testing, Stuart Waldman of VICA and again Pamela Brown Phd and Dr. Randall Weissbuch ( Ms. Brown and Dr. Weissbuch were both authors of the first argument against Ballot Measure B);

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Here is the rebuttal written by AIDS Healthcare Foundation and their supporters as to why people should vote for condoms in porn;

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4 Responses to More Facts on Condoms in Porn: Voter Guide Language Updated

  1. Michael Whiteacre says:

    So, under the US Supreme Court case of Lawrence v. Texas, adults have a constitutionally protected liberty to engage in private sex acts with other consenting adults. AHF attempts here to carve out a commercial exception. Even if we were to set aside the associated free speech issues, assumption of risk, lack of sufficient government interest, etc., this argument doesn’t hold water.

    The opposite of ‘private’ is not ‘commercial’; the opposite of ‘private’ is ‘public.’ Adult producers do not argue they have a right to enact gangbangs on the steps of City Hall. Moreover, to say that a constitutional right disappears, is diminished, or is subject to government intrusion, as a mater of law as soon as the person availing him/herself of that right does so for profit is ludicrous on its face. Does a reporter lose his right to free speech as soon as he takes a paying job at a newspaper? Can a newspaper no longer claim freedom of the press when it charges the public a fee per copy?

    And the syphilis argument is not just wholly disingenuous, but medically inaccurate. Using Weinstein’s flawed comparison to Nevada brothels, if syphilis is prevented by condom use, then why must brothel workers test for it routinely? Syphilis often affects areas not covered by a condom.

    Syphilis cases in California rose 18% from 2010 to 2011, according to new data released by the state Department of Public Health — the adult industry is not the cause of this rise, it is a victim of his massive failure of California’s public health institutions.

    Finally, note the pro-Measure B signatories: All but one are known to work for AHF or UCLA, or (in the case of Mark Roy “Wolverine” McGrath) both.

    As for Richard G. Polanco, in 1991, AHF opened the “Richard Polanco HIV Clinic” in Hollywood. He has authored or sponsored pro-AHF legislation throughout his political career.

    Back in 2001, he was seen as the presumptive front-runner to succeed termed-out Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Hernandez, but he abruptly dropped out of the race under the shadow of scandal.

    ”He plays dirty politics — the Katz race,“ says one political insider, alluding to Polanco’s sponsorship of a last-minute 1998 primary-campaign mailer slandering Assemblyman Richard Katz as anti-Latino on wholly fictional grounds.

    Polanco was heard on a tape recording saying, “I’ll spend whatever it takes to beat that Jew,” according to a source close to the Katz camp who knows Polanco and heard the tape. Roughly a week and a half after that comment was made, Polanco poured $186,000 into (now scandal-plagued) Richard Alarcon’s competing campaign, money which funded the infamous mailer.

    ”He’s slimy,“ says another insider, citing Polanco‘s role in hardball City Council contests in Lynwood and Commerce, involving the contracting of city-attorney posts to Polanco allies.

    Polanco now has a lucrative career as a lobbyist. Earlier this year he, along with LA City Councilmembers Bill Rosendahl and Paul Koretz, spoke at AHF’s 25th anniversary ceremony.

  2. Nick East says:

    “I can’t work today, I have a funny itch!” Performer said.
    “Work anyway, it’s the risk the girl takes,” producer says.
    this acually happened! It still happens today!
    Peace
    Michael Whiteacre, we have a problem, and when I see you we will deal with it!

    • Michael Whiteace says:

      Every day, people show up at their jobs knowing or suspecting they have the flu. We don’t shut down every industry because of it — and unlike the clap, an influenza virus can be fatal and can’t be cleared up with simple antibiotics.

      Stalker Nick, it’s you who has the problem, and I pity you.

    • And secondly, Nick…if you are sick with a tested STI, and it shows up in your test, and you aren’t in the database, then you don’t perform anyway.

      Besides, wouldn’t you have performers who are sick still perform even if they are infected, because you think condoms would automatically protect them?? So, aren’t you in fact increasing the girl’s risk??

      BTW, Nick…would you be willing to support paid sick leave for those who are sick with the flu so that they don’t risk infecting others while they are sick?? Or, would you prefer they just slug down the Dayquil and take their chances?

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