Keeping State Hands Off Minnesotan Penises


Via reader Jeff Patterson comes this report that Minnesota will no longer be paying for circumcision, Viagra, or sex-change operations for low income residents.

The only dubious thing is that they've kept a "religious exemption" for circumcision payments, which seems frankly bizarre: They're effectively conceding that circumcision isn't (generally) a necessary medical procedure, so ultimately they're not going to fund it qua medical procedure—they're only going to fund it qua religious ritual. That one seems unlikely to hold up in court.