One state lawmaker insists that all adult film stars in California use protection while they're on the job.
Assemblymember Isadore Hall, who's a Democrat out of Los Angeles, is carrying a bill which would require condoms to be worn in all adult films made in California.
It was approved in an Assembly committee Wednesday and is moving on to another -- the Legislature's Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism and Internet Media Committee.
Michael Weinstein is president of the bill's sponsor, the AIDS Health Care Foundation, and says it will protect adult film workers.
"There have been multiple outbreaks of syphilis and HIV and there have been thousands of cases of chlamydia and gonorrhea," he said.
Weinstein also says this about educating the next generation.
Adult film stars who testified in favor of the bill to make condoms mandatory in porn productions, say yesterday's committee vote reaffirms lawmakers commitment to protect workers in the state, regardless of the work they perform.
They also believe the law would help prevent the spread of AIDS.