Proposition 60 would require producers of pornographic films to make sure their actors use condoms. Producers also would have to get a state license, notify the state every time they make a film, and help pay for state enforcement of the law.
The pornography industry says it might force some in the multimillion-dollar business to leave California.
A proposal that could create a healthier workplace and reduce the sexual objectification of women by forcing the industry out of our state seems like a good idea.
But Prop. 60 also would allow private citizens to file civil suits to enforce the law and reap a portion of any fines levied. That kind of vigilantism is a bad idea.
We already have a law — although it is not adequately enforced — to meet the health issues addressed here. This proposal is overly broad and creates bad law under the guise of doing good. We recommend a no vote on Proposition 60.