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BASF Statement Regarding Orlando Shootings

June 16, 2016 – San Francisco --
The Bar Association of San Francisco stands in solidarity with the LGBT community, Latino community, Muslim community, and every American in condemning the senseless tragedy that occurred in Orlando on the morning of June 12.  As a nation, our diversity and tolerance of that diversity unite us, and an attack on particular communities is an attack on the core of our identity.  With heavy hearts, we will remember the Orlando victims, and use the memory of their lives in pursuit of equality and respect that is at the core of American values.  As legal professionals, we reaffirm our dedication to inclusiveness of all communities, to developing policies that ensure our safety, and to combating intolerance and hatred.  We respond with compassion for diversity; not with divisive rhetoric.  We stand with Orlando.