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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Circumcision off the ballot in San Francisco

A San Francisco judge has ordered a measure that would place a ban on circumcision within the city limits off November's city ballot in San Francisco (Hat Tip: William Daroff via Twitter).
San Francisco’s circumcision ban is officially off the November ballot, after a judge ruled Thursday that state law expressly preempts local jurisdictions from regulating health care professionals.

A San Francisco Superior Court judge upheld a tentative ruling from Wednesday that sided with the Jewish Community Relations Council and other individuals suing The City and San Francisco resident Lloyd Schofield, who gathered more than 12,000 signatures to get the ban on the ballot.

If passed by voters, circumcision on males under 18 in San Francisco would have been a misdemeanor punishable by a $1,000 fine and up to a year in jail. Schofield calls male circumcision is a brutal practice, just as deplorable as widely condemned female circumcision practices.
Who will try it next?

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At 12:56 AM, Blogger Juniper in the Desert said...

That's what happens when unbalanced gays are in the majority!

At 2:35 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

One bad idea gone. But like vampires after dark, they have a way of returning.


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