Activists who want to ban male circumcision in San Francisco have taken a step toward putting the issue to a popular vote, sparking outcry from Jewish and Muslim groups.
A coalition of “intactivists” submitted 12,000 signatures to Californian city’s authorities this week in support of a ballot measure which would criminalize circumcision of males under 18 years old.
The city’s Elections Division now has a month to verify that at least 7,000 of the signatures came from registered city voters. If so, the issue will appear on a November ballot.
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