San Francisco's upcoming November ballot just got a little less painful. Literally. Believe or not, City officials confirmed yesterday that indeed, residents will have the chance to ban circumcisions for men under the age of 18 -- because for those of us over 18, we'd actually remember the pain by that time.
A group exceeding 7,700 San Franciscans signed a petition to outlaw the procedure, qualifying it as a legitimate measure. But brace yourself for a big ol' battle with everyone from the Jewish community to queens who prefer their men cut coming out against the law. Some say that even if the bill is passed, it would just remain tied up in litigation, but who knows? As long as California still isn't tied up with Arnold Schwartezenegar gossip, we'll find out come November.
And on a brief side-note, The Associated Press' report was quick to point out that "HIV spreads mainly among gay men in the U.S., and research indicates circumcision doesn't protect gay men from HIV." Uh... thanks?
-- FLASH STEINBEISER
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