Sunday, November 20, 2016

California Voters Support Laissez Faire

and support keeping businesses from leaving California.  But there's a reason for this sudden reversal of attitudes.  11/9/16 USA Today:
LOS ANGELES -- The adult film industry scored a big victory in California as voters Tuesday rejected a ballot proposition that would have required porn film actors to wear condoms in all their sex scenes.
Proposition 60 was portrayed as a workplace health and safety measure -- albeit an unusual one -- that critics said would have chased the vast adult-film industry out of state.
With 96% of the vote counted, the proposition was defeated by a 53.9% to 46.1%
What about protecting workers from unnecessary risk?  What about reducing STDs?  Drive businesses out of state that don't involve degrading people: good.  But suddenly a business complains and the population of Sodom and Gomorrah is concerned.

1 comment:

Jerry The Geek said...

I'm sure there is a wonderfully cogent and meaningful essay just waiting to be made, comparing the California regulations on pornography vs the California regulations on the 2nd Amendment.

But I'm not going to write it.

It's just too hard to come up with a good punch line.