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Feds, state may snip proposed circumcision ban

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.

Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Sherman Oaks, said recently he would introduce the so-called Religious and Parental Rights Defense Act of 2011 to prevent San Francisco and other places to enact such circumcision bans. Assemblyman Mike Gatto, D-Los Angeles, reportedly is planning to introduce a similar law in the Legislature.

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It is really frustrating to listen one news about the ban lifting and the other sayig it might now happen, I mean make the decision already! Though, just like I said on rushessay, I am not at all in favor of the ban on circumcision. State really need to research though before they can make any statements about it and decide.