California’s governor has signed a bill that that will prevent local governments from banning male circumcision.Governor Jerry Brown’s office announced Sunday that the Democrat signed AB768, a bill written in response to a ballot measure proposed in San Francisco.
Backers of a ban collected more than 7,700 signatures to put a measure on the November ballot in San Francisco to outlaw the circumcision of most male children. It was later blocked by a judge.
They had argued that circumcision is an unnecessary surgery that can lead to sexual and health problems later in life.
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