Sherman Oaks, CA - Jewish and Muslim Congressmen To Introduce Bill To Protect 'Bris Milah'
Sherman Oaks, CA - Reacting to recent efforts to advance ballot measures banning circumcision of underage males in California cities, Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) is set to introduce a bill that would prevent municipalities nationwide from prohibiting the procedure.
â€śReligious freedom is a federal issue, and medical practice is a state issue, maybe a federal issue as well,â€ť Sherman said today. â€śNeither of them is in the proper realm of cities.â€ť
The exact language of Shermanâ€™s bill, the Religious and Parental Rights Defense Act of 2011, hadnâ€™t been released as of press time, but Sherman said the bill would be presented to the House Judiciary Committee today or tomorrow. Sherman also said that he was gathering co-sponsors. â€śOne of note is Keith Ellison,â€ť Sherman said, referring to the Minnesota Democrat, the first Muslim American to be elected to Congress.
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