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Judge Strikes Circumcision Ban From Ballot

July 28, 2011 | 9:24 am

Judge Strikes Circumcision Ban From Ballot

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Update 12:48 p.m. Bay City News wrap-up: A San Francisco Superior Court judge ruled today that a ballot measure that would criminalize male circumcision must be stricken from the city’s November ballot. The proposed ban would have punished people who circumcise a minor with a fine of up to $1,000 or up to a year […]

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Judge’s Tentative Ruling May Lead to Removal of Circumcision Ban From Ballot

July 27, 2011 | 4:00 pm

Judge’s Tentative Ruling May Lead to Removal of Circumcision Ban From Ballot

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A potentially big development affecting the proposed circumcision ban slated for the San Francisco ballot in November. Here’s a press release from San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera’s office: SAN FRANCISCO (July 27, 2011) — San Francisco Superior Court Judge Loretta M. Giorgi issued a tentative ruling this afternoon (see text below) in the pre-election […]

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ACLU Supports Blocking Anti-Circumcision Measure

July 18, 2011 | 11:27 am

ACLU Supports Blocking Anti-Circumcision Measure

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The ACLU of Northern California filed a court brief Friday supporting an effort to block a ballot measure that would ban juvenile male circumcision in San Francisco. The friend of the court brief bolsters the arguments of a coalition of Jews and Muslims who filed suit in June asking a judge to invalidate the controversial […]

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User Comments on the Proposal to Ban Circumcision

June 9, 2011 | 10:04 am

User Comments on the Proposal to Ban Circumcision

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Debate has erupted across the country over a San Francisco ballot initiative to ban circumcision of minors. KQED News’ Online Community Specialist Ian Hill has curated the following comments of the many being posted about this issue. (And more on the proposed ban here.)

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What Do the WHO, NIH and Other Health Organizations Say About Circumcision?

June 8, 2011 | 7:11 pm

What Do the WHO, NIH and Other Health Organizations Say About Circumcision?

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Debate has erupted over a November ballot initiative in San Francisco that aims to ban circumcision of minors. In addition to ethical and religious concerns, the health implications of circumcision (and non-circumcision) are also part of the conversation. But before we examine that debate, let’s start with some basics. So, what would the bill do? […]

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Interviews: Circumcision Ban Proponent Explains His Views; 1st Amendment Lawyer on Why Ban is Unconstitutional

June 8, 2011 | 1:20 pm

Interviews: Circumcision Ban Proponent Explains His Views; 1st Amendment Lawyer on Why Ban is Unconstitutional

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I’ve yet to meet the class act able to resist the compulsion to pun when first mentioning the controversial circumcision ban proposed in San Francisco. (Guilty, by the way.) Pedestrian cleverness aside, it’s pretty clear by now that this is a volatile issue. Questions of religious freedom and perceived anti-semitism have entered the debate, provoking […]

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May 20, 2011 | 2:45 pm

Video: San Francisco to Vote on Circumcision Ban

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Why do I get the sense that by early November, the entire world is going to be focusing on whether or not the San Francisco circumcision ban passes? And that until then, the puns are going to be coming fast and furious. AP is already on the case, producing a three-minute video on the story […]

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May 18, 2011 | 3:31 pm

Circumcision Ban Makes It To SF Ballot

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Well it was nip and tuck for awhile, but the circumcision ban has finally made it to the San Francisco ballot. From Bay City News: A proposal to criminalize male circumcision will go before San Francisco voters this November after the Department of Elections verified Tuesday that supporters have gathered enough signatures to place the […]

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