Female Genital Mutilation Remains Legal Across Most Of Region While Idaho Eyes Legislation – Wyoming Public Media

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Idaho may soon follow Colorado’s lead and pass legislation banning female genital mutilation. Late last year, a federal ban on female genital mutilation was ruled unconstitutional. The judge for the Eastern District of Michigan said that the practice falls under “local criminal activity” and thus a state responsibility.

Before the ruling, Idaho state Representative Priscilla Giddings said a state ban wasn’t on her radar.

“We didn’t see much of a need for it,” she said.

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