San Francisco Circumcision Ban To Be Stricken From Ballot

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS / AP) — A San Francisco trial judge said she intends to strike a ban on male circumcision from the city’s November ballot.

Superior Court Judge Loretta Giorgi said in a tentative ruling Wednesday that the proposed law prohibiting circumcision of male children violates a California law that makes regulating medical procedures a function of the state, not cities.

KCBS’ Bob Melrose Reports:

Giorgi ordered San Francisco’s elections director to remove the controversial measure from the ballot to be considered by city voters.

KCBS and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier Comments:

The San Francisco city attorney’s office said Giorgi plans to hear arguments on the issue Thursday before making her ruling final.

The ban’s sponsor, anti-circumcision activist Lloyd Schofield, did not immediately respond to a telephone call and email from The Associated Press seeking comment.

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One Comment

  1. jam says:

    HOW MUCH DID TAXPAYERS HAVE TO PAY FOR THIS? WHY IS IT THAT DUMB AMERICANS HAVE TO ALWAYS WASTE MONEY FOR THE MOST OUTRAGEOUS REASONS

  2. sara says:

    ok, you are more worried about a little procedure being done that ALL the EFFING violence going on in the city… the fact that the DA did not file charges on the two who were shooting at each other when one of the stray bullets almost KILLED and 11 year old…… ID BOYCOTT the DAs office…. they are a joke… there are so many other thikngs to worry about, then what I DO WITH MY CHILD

    1. Hugh7 says:

      There is ALWAYS something more important (and less). If this is not important, why is it so darrned important to do it? And yes, your rights to do things to your child are not unlimited. Cutting a normal healthy, non-regrowing functional part off his body certainly falls within that sphere.

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