eHarmony Settles and Will Offer Same-Sex Matching
|by Jason Bruce|
The website eHarmony, which many consider a safe and Christian-friendly dating site, is now developing a same-sex matching service, Compatible Partners, set to launch in March. This is a result of a legal settlement of a lawsuit that claims the dating site violated gay rights for not providing same-sex matching. eHarmony’s legal counsel says:
Even though we believed that the complaint resulted from an unfair characterization of our business, we ultimately decided it was best to settle this case with the Attorney General since litigation outcomes can be unpredictable… eHarmony looks forward to moving beyond this legal dispute, which has been a burden for the company, and continuing to advance its business model of serving individuals by helping them find successful, long-term relationships.
I wish eHarmony had fought harder. The settlement seems a sign of surrender to me, and whether they like it or not, an additional assualt on the traditional marraige that they once strongly promoted. What do you think?
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