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German parliament adopts law allowing circumcision
Germany's parliament passed a law on Wednesday to allow religious circumcision, clarifying the legal situation after a court said the rite amounted to grievous bodily harm in a ruling that caused international uproar.
Members of the Bundestag or lower house of parliament passed the cross-party motion by 434 votes to 100 with 46 abstentions.
The legislation states that male infants may be circumcised for religious reasons within six months of their birth by a "specially trained" practitioner, although this person does not have to be a doctor.
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