So it looks at though banning male circumcision for the under 18 set (so, pretty much everyone - I don't know any guys really willing to do it when they're older) has been cleared to go on the November ballot in good old San Francisco. I think it's unlikely to pass, but if it did, it'd make the city the first to outlaw the procedure.
Personally I think money is better spent elsewhere, and this will just lead to a lot of sketchy back alley penis clipping the way outlawing abortion would lead to desperate women sticking a hanger up their vagina and scrambling things about a bit. And because there would not be any religious exemptions, I agree with those saying it's against the First Amendment's right to freedom of religion. Not that I'm religious, but still.
But on the other hand, a lot of people believe parents shouldn't be able to choose something this drastic for their sons, that there's no real benefits of circumcision that a good cleaning can't take care of that doesn't involve permanently mutilating a baby, and that it decreases sexual pleasure. I know it is something that is much less common outside of America, but it's become so standard here that I think most people don't think it's a big deal.
Anyway, since ns is made up primarily of guys...thoughts?