California: San Francisco's Anti-Circumcision Vote Cut From Ballot; Judge: State Law Preempts Measure
August 2, 2011
San Francisco Superior Court Judge Loretta Giorgi on Thursday ruled against a ballot proposal that would have banned infant male circumcision in the city, citing a state law that prevents local governments from regulating medical professionals.
Lead anti-circumcision activist Lloyd Schofield, who maintains the practice is cruel and should be outlawed like female genital mutilation, is considering an appeal. "We will not stop until all men are protected from this damaging and harmful surgery," he said.
07.29.2011; Valerie Richardson
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