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California slaps down attempts to ban circumcision

LOS ANGELES — California has banned local authorities from trying to outlaw male circumcision, after a group lobbied to prohibit the practice in San Francisco. Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law a bill banning city or county authorities in the Golden State from prohibiting male circumcision or barring parents…

Judge pulls San Francisco circumcision ban from ballot

SAN FRANCISCO — A US judge ruled Thursday that a proposal to ban male circumcision in San Francisco should not be put to a referendum later this year, despite having secured the necessary support . The ballot initiative, which made the November ballot after “intactivist” supporters gathered the required 7,000…