The owner of online dating site ChristianMingle.com has agreed to let gay and lesbian users search for same-sex matches under a judge-approved settlement of discrimination claims.
Two gay men filed class-actions claims against Spark Networks Inc. in California courts in 2013 alleging that ChristianMingle.com and several other sites in the company’s portfolio of niche dating services excluded users looking to meet singles of the same sex.
ChristianMingle, billed as the largest online community for Christian singles, required new users to specify whether they’re a man seeking a woman or a woman seeking a man. The lead plaintiffs, two gay men who tried using it, claimed that the limited options violated California’s anti-discrimination law.
These rulings have one thing in common and that is to destroy all structure and exclusivity of organizations. These will be repeated in business, religion, and any venue that used to enjoy having a goal or sense of belonging. Now it appears a man can join the girl scouts or make a church include others who do not share their faith. All in the name of antidiscrimination.