Judge orders circumcision ban off San Francisco ballot

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Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO – A San Francisco judge has struck a measure from the November ballot calling for a ban on male circumcision.

Superior Court Judge Loretta Giorgi issued her final ruling on the measure on Thursday, saying the proposed law prohibiting circumcision of male children violates a California law that makes regulating medical procedures a function of the state, not cities.

The ruling confirmed a tentative decision Giorgi issued a day earlier.

Michael Kinane, an attorney for proponents of the ban, argued that circumcision was not a medical procedure. He also said the ballot measure included an exception in cases where circumcision was needed for health reasons. (source)


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