Can Congress Constitutionally Pass a Law Barring a Ban on Circumcision?

June 15th, 2011

ReligionClause reports to at California representative wants to pass a statute the Religious and Parental Rights Defense Act of 2011, that would “prevent San Francisco and other cities from banning male circumcision of minors.” Currently, San Francico voters are scheduled to vote on a ban in November.”

According to the Los Angeles Jewish Journal, the bill “takes an approach similar to that taken by RLUIPA in protecting religious freedom in prisoner and zoning”

Would this even be constitutional? I suppose it depends how close this is to RLUIPA and how far it is from RFRA.