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Circumcision Ban to Appear on San Francisco Ballot

posted by Donna Calvin

See follow up article: “Follow up: SAN FRANCISCO JUDGE TO STRIKE CIRCUMCISION BAN FROM BALLOT ” located at  http://blog.beliefnet.com/watchwomanonthewall/?p=5120

 

Associated Press – A proposal to ban the circumcision of male children in San Francisco has been cleared to appear on the November ballot, setting the stage for the nation’s first public vote on what has long been considered a private family matter.

But even in a city with a long-held reputation for pushing boundaries, the measure is drawing heavy fire. Opponents are lining up against it, saying a ban on a religious rite considered sacred by Jews and Muslims is a blatant violation of constitutional rights.

Elections officials confirmed Wednesday the initiative had qualified for the ballot with more than 7,700 valid signatures from city residents. Initiatives must have at least 7,168 names to qualify.

If the measure passes, circumcision would be prohibited among males under the age of 18. The practice would become a misdemeanor offense punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 or up to one year in jail. There would be no religious exemptions.

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Mordred08

posted May 20, 2011 at 9:34 pm


So if it’s done to a little girl, it’s a human rights violation (and illegal in the United States, I might add). But if it’s done to a little boy, it’s a “sacred religious rite” and a “private family matter”. How does that work?

truthteller, why would your god be for cutting up little boys?



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Lisa

posted May 20, 2011 at 9:17 pm


the measure reads to me an attack and a violation of my constitutional rights. i will be voting against this measure.



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truthteller1611

posted May 20, 2011 at 5:23 pm


These people are nuts! If God is for it, they are against it.
For more info goto http://www.circinfo.net/



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