Thursday, July 28, 2011

Circumcision Ban Snipped From San Francisco Ballot

In an appealing display of normalcy and sanity, a San Francisco Superior Court judge has ordered the circumcision ban off the ballot.

USA Today: Circumcision ban to be stricken from San Francisco ballot

Superior Court Judge Loretta Giorgi said in a tentative ruling 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.

"It serves no legitimate purpose to allow a measure whose invalidity can be determined as a matter of law to remain on the ballot," Giorgi wrote.

Giorgi ordered San Francisco's elections director to remove the controversial measure from the ballot that would have made the city the first in the nation to hold a public vote on whether to outlaw the circumcision of minors.

The proponent's campaign for the ban included some very typical and classic anti-semitic imagery to promote the proposal, which certainly calls their real intent into question.

Nice to see the judge restore some sanity in San Francisco.

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