On Tuesday, California voters overwhelmingly approved two ballot initiatives that were sharply opposed by the very same "victims" they were allegedly designed to protect. The final vote tallies are not yet in, but it looks like there was statewide approval for new criminal penalties on prostitution-related offenses, while a Los Angeles-only proposal to mandate the use of condoms in all pornographic films shot in the county is also heading to victory.
Performers in the porn industry were almost universally opposed to the Measure B mandatory condom plan, arguing that condoms are bad for business and bad for sex (when you do it for a living, at least.) The law was also seen as attempt by the state to unfairly disrupt their business. If local authorities start enforcing the law—which they have so little interest in doing that the LAPD opposed it—it would drive productions underground, possibly to other states and cities, and further away from the STD testing and oversight system that "Porn Valley" has spent years strengthening. There have been 350,000 condom-free sex scenes shot since 2004, without a single confirmed case of HIV transmission.