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San Francisco to Vote on Circumcision Ban in November


San Francisco to Vote on Circumcision Ban in November

A controversial measure to ban circumcision in San Francisco, which we first wrote about back in March (see A Tough Call: My Son’s Circumcision Story), has received enough signatures to get a spot on the city's ballot in November. The measure would make it a misdemeanor to circumcise a male under the age of 18, with fines of up to $1,000 or one year in jail. Jewish and Muslim communities are lining up to protest the proposed measure, saying a ban on a religious rite is a violation of constitutional rights.

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