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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