AHF Statement on AB 332

In Advocacy, News by AHF

SACRAMENTO, CA (May 24, 2013)—AB 332, a statewide bill which would require condoms be used on adult film sets) was placed on hold today by the Assembly Appropriations Committee. AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the bill’s sponsor, released the following statement in response:

“We are still in the early rounds of the fight for protection of porn performers. You don’t win every round. We won’t stop. There are still 3 months in this legislative year, which is more than enough time to successfully provide statewide protections for adult film workers,” said Michael Weinstein, President of AIDS Healthcare Foundation. “Access to clean needles for drug users took more than a decade to enact. Since it is apparent that a powerful politician like Assemblyman Mike Gatto favors pornographers over performers we may in the end need to take this issue directly to California voters. We have no doubt that they would overwhelmingly approve condoms in porn the way that L.A. County voters did.”

AB 332 was authored by Assemblymember Isadore Hall III who released the following statement:

“No vote was taken today on AB 332 and the bill is not dead. In a two year legislative session, there is plenty of time for this important public health measure to move forward. At this point, one thing is clear. Assemblymember Mike Gatto has put porn profits above the need to protect workers in California. He gives a whole new meaning to the term ‘money shot’.”

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