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Judge says proposed circumcision ban violates state laws

PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 5:52 am
by rivka
Proposed circumcision ban ordered off San Francisco ballot
A California judge ordered a proposal to ban circumcisions of boys in San Francisco removed on Thursday from an upcoming municipal ballot, saying it would infringe on religious freedom.

But Superior Court Judge Loretta Giorgi, in finalizing a tentative decision reached on Wednesday, said she technically barred the measure on grounds that state laws disallow voter initiatives governing medical practices.

The law "leaves no room for localities to legislate in this area," the judge wrote in her formal opinion.