San Francisco’s circumcision ban is officially off the November ballot, after a judge ruled Thursday that state law expressly preempts local jurisdictions from regulating health care professionals.
A San Francisco Superior Court judge upheld a tentative ruling from Wednesday that sided with the Jewish Community Relations Council and other individuals suing The City and San Francisco resident Lloyd Schofield, who gathered more than 12,000 signatures to get the ban on the ballot. Read More
A November vote on a proposed San Francisco circumcision ban will be struck from the ballot this morning if a judge’s tentative Wednesday ruling remains the same.In a preliminary decision, Judge Loretta M. Giorgi agreed with the Jewish Community Relations Council and other individuals suing The City’s Elections Department and San Francisco resident Lloyd Schofield by ruling that the proposed circumcision ban is “expressly pre-empted” by state law. Read More
A California state assembly bill aimed at San Francisco’s circumcision ban on the November ballot seeks to make it clear that no local law can restrict the practice.San Francisco resident Lloyd Schofield gathered more than 12,000 signatures to get the measure on the ballot, which would make circumcision of a minor in The City a misdemeanor with a $1,000 fine and up to a year behind bars. Read More
Anti-Semitism charges against the anti-circumcision measure on the November ballot were echoed Thursday by the City Attorney’s Office. Read More
A circumcision ban measure on the November ballot contains clearly anti-Semitic campaign material and targets members of the Jewish faith, according to a press release Thursday from the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office. Read More
Amid an intensifying debate over a ballot measure to ban the circumcision of boys in San Francisco, state and federal laws are being proposed to ban such bans.
Opponents of the measure have accused the effort of being anti-Semitic. A group of religious leaders and politicians are denouncing the effort as an infringement on religious freedoms. Read More
An organized opposition group representing three religions will attempt to block a November ballot measure that would ban the circumcision of boys under 18 in San Francisco. Read More
True to his word, San Francisco resident Lloyd Schofield did in fact drop off 12,265 signatures Tuesday to place on the Nov. 8 ballot a measure that would make it a misdemeanor to circumcise males under the age of 18 in San Francisco. Read More
Backers of a November ballot measure that would ban circumcision of males under 18 years old in San Francisco say they have enough signatures to bring the proposal to voters. Needing at least 7,168 valid signatures by today’s 5 p.m. deadline, San Francisco resident Lloyd Schofield, who is the lead proponent of the measure, said Monday he has 12,250 valid signatures. “It’s in excess of what we need to qualify for the ballot,” Schofield said. Read More
Most bans in San Francisco are enacted by the Board of Supervisors, but come November, it sounds like voters will have the opportunity to jump on the ban wagon by deciding whether to ban male circumcision. Read More