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  • Judge orders circumcision ban off SF ballot

    A judge on Thursday struck a measure from the city's November ballot that called for a ban on most circumcisions of male children, saying the proposed law violates the U.S. Constitution's guarantee of religious freedom and a California law that makes regulating medical procedures a function of the state, not cities.

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David Pinckney, who calls himself as an "intactivist," demonstrates outside a San Francisco courthouse Thursday. A state judge struck down a proposed ballot initiative that, if approved by voters, would have banned circumcision in the city.

    San Francisco's anti-circumcision vote cut from ballot

    A judge has snipped from San Francisco's November ballot a proposal to ban circumcision, ruling Thursday that state law preempts the city from regulating medical professionals.

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    PRUDEN: On the cutting edge in San Francisco

    There's a referendum in November to determine whether circumcision of male infants should be prohibited by law, punishable by thousand-dollar fines and misdemeanor sentences of a year in jail, with no religious exemptions.

  • An Oracle Racing AC45, skippered by James Spithill, makes its way past a cruise boat and the San Francisco skyline in this view from Sausalito, Calif., Monday, June 13, 2011. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

    San Francisco ban on circumcision a cut too deep for the faithful

    A ballot measure to ban circumcision in San Francisco has become a national punch line, but it's being taken seriously by religious groups who see the proposal as an attack on their faith.

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