20.05.2011 16.Ijar, 5771 Tag 31 des Omer
Petition passes city council; measure would make circumcision before 18 years of age misdemeanor crime, penalty of year in prison, $1000 fine.
More than 7,700 signatures from city residents on a petition in support of the measure were approved as valid by city officials on Wednesday. At least 7,168 signatures were required, and more than 12,000 were submitted.
The measure, which would apply only in the city of San Francisco, would make it a misdemeanor crime to circumcise a boy before he is 18 years old. The maximum penalty would be a year in jail and a $1,000 fine. Circumcisions would be permitted only for medical reasons, with no religious exemptions….