Male Circumcision Will Not Be Banned In California

The practise of male circumcision will continue in California, despite some efforts from certain sectors to ban it. California governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill that would prevent the prohibition of male circumcision in the entire California. Brown signed the bill after a group from San Francisco has moved to ban male circumcision in the entire city.

The group earlier called to make it a crime to circumcise a boy before he is 18 years old in San Francisco, regardless of the parents’ religious beliefs. Circumcision is a ritual obligation for infant Jewish boys and also a common rite among Muslims, who account for the largest share of circumcised men worldwide.

Jewish groups assailed the proposal since it is part of their religious freedom. Acting on the complaint from the Jews and majority of residents in California, Brown decided to sign a bill to pro hibit efforts to ban male circumcision in his state.