Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday signed a bill that prevents local governments from banning male circumcision, a law that was conceived earlier this year after a ballot measure that would outlaw the practice appeared headed to San Francisco voters.
Matthew Hess, an activist behind the attempted ban in San Francisco, said Sunday that California had “taken a big step backward. … Circumcision is elective surgery that an adult should be allowed to choose for himself.”
Maybe it would have been more fulfilling to have the state electorate vote down Hess’ silly idea (and what is obviously his personal beef with cut cock), but either way, good! Besides, circumcision rates are already dropping on their own, drastically. Let parents decide for themselves. [image of Sean Cody’s Jeff via]