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Article 11. Special Policies

11. Special Policies

11.1. Nondiscrimination Policy. The CBA shall not discriminate in its membership or admission policies in any manner against persons on the basis of gender, race, color, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or religious beliefs.

11.2. Avoidance of Discriminatory Facilities. The CBA and its Board of Governors, Executive Council, officers, Sections, committees, and other groups shall not use, for any bar-related activity, the facilities of any club or other institution that discriminates in its membership or admission policies in any manner against persons on the basis of gender, race, color, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or religious beliefs. The validity of any action taken at any such facility shall not be challenged by reason of noncompliance with this provision.

11.3. Authority. No action, consent, approval, resolution, recommendation, report, or statement of any Section or committee shall be binding upon the CBA, be deemed to be the act of the CBA, or be publicized as coming from the CBA unless formally adopted or ratified (a) by the Board of Governors or (b) by the CBA members upon referral of the matter to them by the Board of Governors pursuant to Section 5.1.