California governor signs bill prohibiting circumcision bans

[JURIST] California Governor Jerry Brown [official website] on Sunday announced that he has signed into law [press release] a bill that will prevent local governments from banning male circumcision. The legislation, AB 768 [text, PDF], "preclude[s] a city, county, or city and county ordinance, regulation, or administrative action from prohibiting or restricting the practice of male circumcision, or the exercise of a parent’s authority to have a child circumcised." It also provides that laws "affecting male circumcision must have uniform…

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