Governor Brown Signs Bill That Will Prevent Local Governments From Banning Male Circumcisions

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California’s governor has signed a bill that that will prevent local governments from banning male circumcision.

Gov. Jerry Brown’s office announced Sunday that the Democrat signed AB768, a bill written in response to a ballot measure proposed in San Francisco.

Backers of a ban collected more than 7,700 signatures to put a measure on the November ballot in San Francisco to outlaw the circumcision of most male children. It was later blocked by a judge.

They had argued that circumcision is an unnecessary surgery that can lead to sexual and health problems later in life.

Those against the ban say it is an important religious practice for many Jews and Muslims, and that it can reduce the risk of cancer and sexually transmitted diseases.

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  • rich

    come on get real if you do not want to do it to your kid then by all means don’t but let the rest of us decide for our self. it is often a needed thing and it is ALWALYS a wise thing if you don’t know why read this

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