On December 20, 2016, President Barack Obama signed into law a bill protecting advocates of circumcision (and other groups) from religious persecution.

While implicit government support for cutting the genitals of children is not a positive development, the actual impact of this event on work to protect children’s genital autonomy is expected to be minimal to non-existent.

It is also good news that this event appears to have been largely ignored or downplayed by major media sources.

An article about this development can be found here: http://www.snopes.com/2016/12/21/obama-signs-law-protecting-atheists/

The text of the bill can be found here: https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/1150