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Judge orders circumcision ban off SF ballot

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State Assemblyman Mike Gatto, right, of Los Angeles speaks about circumcision outside a medical clinic as state Assemblywoman Fiona Ma, center, and a protester look on during a news conference in San Francisco, Thursday, July 21, 2011. State Assemblyman Mike Gatto, right, of Los Angeles speaks about circumcision outside a medical clinic as state Assemblywoman Fiona Ma, center, and a protester look on during a news conference in San Francisco, Thursday, July 21, 2011.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco judge has struck a measure from the November ballot calling for a ban on male circumcision.

Superior Court Judge Loretta Giorgi issued her final ruling on the measure on Thursday, saying the proposed law prohibiting circumcision of male children violates a California law that makes regulating medical procedures a function of the state, not cities.

The ruling confirmed a tentative decision Giorgi issued a day earlier.

Michael Kinane, an attorney for proponents of the ban, argued that circumcision was not a medical procedure. He also said the ballot measure included an exception in cases where circumcision was needed for health reasons.

 

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