Judge rules that religious dating site must facilitate same-sex matches for members
As the Wall Street Journal points out, a California state law known as the Unruh Civil Rights Act mandates that "all business establishments of every kind whatsoever" treat every person within the jurisdiction as free and equal regardless of sex, race, religion, marital status and sexual orientation, among other things. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.
Lauren O'Neil. Under the terms of the court agreement, this will change — though there's a vocal contingent of people online who don't believe it should. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Same-sex Christian couples couldn't be matched through ChristianMingle because members couldn't register as gay in the first place. Comments are welcome while open.
Already have an ? There are currently no options for selecting the desired gender of one's matches throughout the -up process, in filling out a profile, or in searching the site for matches once registered. God-loving gay singles have won the right to mingle on the world's most popular Christian dating site — and every other faith-based matchmaking network owned by its parent company, following a California court ruling.
Related Stories Analysis. The suit against Spark states that, at the time of its filing, individuals wishing to use the Spark dating sites for Christians, CatholicsMormonsSeventh-day Adventistsmilitary singles and black singles could only choose from two options on the home screens of these services: "a man seeking a woman" or "a woman seeking a man.
Vital statistics - birth, marriage and death registrations
Others though, are celebrating the move as an act of inclusion for a group that, despite much progress, still faces discrimination and violence on of who they love. Twitter critics of the court decision are saying that it's the result of a " bully verdict ," an assault on religious libertyor worse. Trending Christian Mingle must let LGBT singles use dating site after losing court battle God-loving gay singles have won the right to mingle on the world's most popular Christian dating site following the settlement of an anti-discrimination lawsuit.
By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted. ChristianMingle's home now asks users only for their gender. Social Sharing.
You can get in touch with her on Twitter at laurenonizzle. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines.
In filing a class-action lawsuit, the men alleged that Spark was breaking California anti-discrimination laws by making it impossible for members of the LGBT community to use its services. the conversation Create .