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A shared sigh of relief rippled throughout California’s adult film industry Wednesday after voters failed to pass a state proposition that called for all actors engaged in making pornography to wear condoms.

Almost 54 percent of the electorate voted against Proposition 60 which would have made producers prove that condoms were used, pay for performers’ workplace-related medical examinations and vaccines and be licensed by Cal-OSHA, the state’s workplace safety agency, every two years. They would also be subjected to hefty fines.

But adult film performers opposed the initiative and held protests statewide. They said such a law would turn viewers into critics, resulting in lawsuits and harassment. Some actors said they feared that under the law, stalkers would be able seek them out and do harm if their real names were listed in public documents such as lawsuits filed over possible violations of the measure.”

 

Susan Abram covers public health news for the Los Angeles Daily News and Los Angeles News Group. Reach the author at susan.abram@dailynews.com or follow Susan on Twitter: @sabramLA.