Popular dating site Christian Mingle has lost a class action lawsuit filed by two gay men who accused it of discrimination.
The men alleged that the dating site violated California’s anti-discrimination law by asking participants if they’re a “woman seeking a man” or a “man seeking a woman.” Current law states that businesses must provide “full and equal” services to anyone of any sexual orientation.
Because of the “judge-approved settlement,” Christian Mingle is temporarily avoiding the issue by asking participants if they’re a man or a woman and ending it there.
The terms approved by a state judge Monday also applied to other Spark-owned sites that had operated in the same fashion, including CatholicMingle.com, AdventistSinglesConnection.com and BlackSingles.com, the Journal reported.
Spark agreed to pay both men $9,000 each and $450,000 in attorneys’ fees. The company didn’t admit any wrongdoing as part of the agreement, the Journal reported.
“I am gratified that we were able to work with Spark to help ensure that people can fully participate in all the diverse market places that make our country so special, regardless of their sexual orientation,” one of the lead plaintiffs’ attorneys, Vineet Dubey of Custodio & Dubey LLP, said in a statement.
It’s pretty clear this isn’t about discrimination. This is about the LGBT mob’s commitment to destroying anything and everything pure. They’re devoted to opposing God’s Word, and they won’t rest until they feel they’ve defeated it.