Election 2016: Prop 60
Here's what you need to know to decide how to vote on California's Proposition 60.
ICYMI: the 2016 election will be held on Tuesday, November 8, with early voting kicking off at San Francisco’s City Hall on Tuesday, October 11.
In addition to voting for officials at the local, state, and national level, San Franciscans will face a decision on 17 state ballot initiatives and 25 local propositions.
Not sure how to vote on Proposition 60? We hope the brief voter guide below will help you decide!
What Is Prop 60?
Prop 60 would require individuals performing in adult films to use condoms when sexual intercourse is being filmed.
The proposition would also require adult film producers to pay for vaccinations, testing, and medical examinations related to sexually transmitted infections and diseases for their performers.
Who Supports Prop 60?
Key supporters of Prop 60 include: the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, based in Los Angeles, CA.
Supporters argue that the proposition would reduce the risk of sexually transmitted infections and diseases for adult film performers, as well as the broader community.
Proponents also contend that the initiative would focus on holding adult film producers, directors, and agents accountable, rather than the performers themselves.
Who Opposes Prop 60?
Key opponents of Prop 60 include: The Free Speech Coalition, California Democratic Party, California Republican Party, California Libertarian Party, Valley Industry & Commerce Association (VICA), Equality California, Transgender Law Center, AIDS Project Los Angeles, Los Angeles LGBT Center, and the San Francisco AIDS Foundation.
Opponents argue that the measure would violate worker privacy and could result in numerous lawsuits that threaten adult performers’ safety.
Learn More about Prop 60
To learn more, check out the full text of Proposition 60.