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Religion, tradition or health didn’t even come up Thursday as a judge tossed San Francisco’s proposed circumcision ban off the November ballot. Instead, San Francisco Superior Court Judge Loretta M. Giorgi ruled that state law specifically bars local government from dictating practices to health care […]

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By LAUREN MARKOE ~ c. 2011 Religion News Service In a potential blow to the proposed San Francisco circumcision ban, the city’s top lawyer has concluded it is unconstitutional to ban the practice as a religious ritual, but allow it […]

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By ADELLE M. BANKS c. 2011 Religion News Service (RNS) The National Association of Evangelicals is siding with Jews and Muslims in opposition of a proposed ban on infant male circumcision in San Francisco. “Jews, Muslims, and Christians all trace […]

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By DANIEL BURKE c. 2011 Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) The Supreme Court on Monday (May 2) declined to hear a Catholic group’s appeal accusing San Francisco supervisors of violating the Constitution when they disparaged the Catholic Church’s opposition to […]

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