Don't get me wrong I have googled it and it appears it is still legal because there is no legal standing to make it illegal. However.... Medically this is a completely elective surgery. Why does the hospital perform this surgery and not others at birth, why can't a parent request a newborns ears be pierced(for example)? Yes, I know many people will say it is done for general sanitary/cleanliness reasons as the child grows up. However the same thing could be said for removing fingernails/toenails at birth. Then we have the religious variable to this equation. I think it is strange for people to make claims a religion like scientology is a bunch of crazy people but another that requires(or encourages) you to mutilate a newborns genitals as part of a belief somehow gets a pass and is even more mainstream is just plain crazy! How about waiting until he is old enough to decide for himself?