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Christian Mingle must let LGBT singles after losing court battle

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"Spark Networks, which owns ChristianMingle, JDate, and LDSSingles.com ("the largest dating site by Mormons for Mormons"), first came under legal fire in 2013 after two gay men noticed that new members could only search for dates of the opposite sex."

https://www.cbc.ca/news/trending/christian-mingle-same-sex-dating-lgbt-lawsuit-california-1.3663871

 

My question/comment is why don't the LGBT singles use LGBT dating sites and let the Christian groups (Spark Networks) run their business the way the would like to? 

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Meh, ldssingles has been going down the tubes anyways. Probably good to shoot the horse with a broken leg.

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On 5/16/2019 at 4:50 PM, The Nehor said:

Meh, ldssingles has been going down the tubes anyways. Probably good to shoot the horse with a broken leg.

How is it going down the tubes?  My wife and I found each other there about 3.5 years ago.

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On 5/16/2019 at 2:08 PM, snowflake said:

"Spark Networks, which owns ChristianMingle, JDate, and LDSSingles.com ("the largest dating site by Mormons for Mormons"), first came under legal fire in 2013 after two gay men noticed that new members could only search for dates of the opposite sex."

https://www.cbc.ca/news/trending/christian-mingle-same-sex-dating-lgbt-lawsuit-california-1.3663871

 

My question/comment is why don't the LGBT singles use LGBT dating sites and let the Christian groups (Spark Networks) run their business the way the would like to? 

You have to ask this when we're living in 2019?  🙂 

When boys who identify as girls have to be allowed to use the girls locker rooms?  And vice versa?  And any number of lawsuits are going on out there where Christians (but no Muslims, curiously) are forced by law to make cakes that celebrate gay marriage?  Why don't LGBT people buy their cakes from bakers who support or at least don't object to supporting gay marriage?  

Nobody can run their business the way they like to.  If you really want to do that, you're a bigot.  And like any non-conformist, you will be pounded flat until you conform.

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On 5/17/2019 at 6:40 PM, Stargazer said:

How is it going down the tubes?  My wife and I found each other there about 3.5 years ago.

Let me have my sour grapes. ;) 

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On 5/16/2019 at 7:08 AM, snowflake said:

"Spark Networks, which owns ChristianMingle, JDate, and LDSSingles.com ("the largest dating site by Mormons for Mormons"), first came under legal fire in 2013 after two gay men noticed that new members could only search for dates of the opposite sex."

https://www.cbc.ca/news/trending/christian-mingle-same-sex-dating-lgbt-lawsuit-california-1.3663871

 

My question/comment is why don't the LGBT singles use LGBT dating sites and let the Christian groups (Spark Networks) run their business the way the would like to? 

Ummmmmmm….. the article you linked is misleading and is internally inconsistent with the very info it's reporting about.  The title and subtitle contradict what the article actually says.

The title and subtitle say " Christian Mingle must let LGBT singles use dating site after losing court battle," and that "Judge rules that religious dating site must facilitate same-sex matches for members."

But the second half of the article itself states the parties reached a settlement agreement, which the court merely approved and certified into law: 

Last week, approximately 2½ years after the lawsuit was originally filed, Judge Jane L. Johnson of the Superior Court of California in Los Angeles County approved
in which Spark agreed to modify its site and s," earch features to include LGBT singles within two years.
 
The company did not admit to any wrongdoing, but it did agree to pay each plaintiff $9,000 US and cover the $450,000 they had accumulated together in legal fees.
 
 
 
ChristianMingle's homepage now asks users only for their gender. There are currently no options for selecting the desired gender of one's matches throughout the sign-up process, in filling out a profile, or in searching the site for matches once registered.
 
Under the terms of the court agreement, this will change.
 
 

Additionally, if one reads the settlement in the link in the article itself, the company owns several different Faith-based mingle/dating sites, one of which, called CROSSPATHS, already actively DOES allow Faith-based same-sex couples to search for and chat with one another.

Apparently, the company isn't morally opposed to providing same-sex couples the access to it's dating applications at all... it simply hadn't done so up to this point.

The settlement agreement, then, means that the company will apply that same ability across all it's other dating apps in compliance with California's laws.

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