Circumcision Certificate OK in Arizona Birther Bill

The snip that might prove citizenship
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 15, 2011 4:22 AM CDT
Updated Apr 15, 2011 4:40 AM CDT
Circumcision Certificate OK in Ariz. Birther Bill
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If President Obama can't come up with his long-form birth certificate to run in Arizona, his circumcision papers might be sufficient to pass the state's 'birther bill' requirements—if he has any. Arizona's bill, passed by the state Senate, initially insisted that only a long-form birth certificate would suffice for candidates. But it was altered to allow hospital, baptismal, or circumcision certificates (typically given to Jewish parents) to be used to prove citizenship. Where else in the world could a "lack of foreskin prove citizenship?" chortles the Phoenix New Times. Tough luck for female candidates, unless they're really ballsy. (More Arizona stories.)

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