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.
(Copyright 2011 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)