No Government in the Bedroom

No Government in the Bedroom

December 29, 2009
Originally published in The Los Angeles Times

Three cheers for the judge in Los Angeles who dismissed the petition to mandate condom use in adult films. While the spread of sexually transmitted diseases is a serious concern, even more serious is the threat of letting the government into our bedrooms -- even if those bedrooms have lights and cameras.

Frankly, I'm surprised this petition came from the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, which runs the "Out of the Closet" thrift stores and advocates for, among other things, understanding of the gay and lesbian communities.

Such an organization should recognize the danger of allowing the government or anyone to determine how, when or with whom consenting adults may have sex. The motivation for the petition is understandable, but personal liberty should always take precedence.