July 29, 2011

Judge Tosses SF Circumcision Ban

Lauren Markoe, Christian Century

A proposed circumcision ban will not appear on San Francisco's citywide ballot in November, a Superior Court judge tentatively ruled Wednesday (July 27).

Judge Loretta Giorgi has determined that as "a widely practiced medical procedure," circumcision cannot be banned by the city, since California law forbids municipalities from regulating medical procedures allowed by the state.

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