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Anti-circumcision vote could be coming to Santa Monica

A Notice of Intent to Circulate a Petition that would make most circumcision a misdemeanor was filed with the city of Santa Monica this week, the Jewish Journal says. The text of the proposed ballot measure is identical to an initiative that will appear on the November ballot in San Francisco. There's no religion exemption, says the paper, "despite the fact that the practice of circumcision is a sacred ritual of both Judaism and Islam."


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