Article XIII

The Los Angeles County Bar Association shall not restrict membership, services, or benefits conferred on the basis of race, color, national origin, religious creed, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, disability and political affiliation, and is committed to eliminating barriers on those bases within the legal profession and in society as a whole. The Association shall encourage diversity among its leadership and among those participating at all levels of the Association. It shall be a priority of the Association to promote a climate of public understanding and mutual cooperation for achieving equality of opportunity among the membership.