Settlement with NJ calls for eHarmony to provide same-sex matches

The California -based company will begin providing same-sex matches under as part of a settlement with New Jersey 's Civil Rights Division. Full Story
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Matt

Paulsboro, NJ

#21 Nov 19, 2008
They are a private company that specializes in matching heterosexuals. That is what they spent time figuring out and researching and tweaking. They are not experience in the other matching and should not be forced to provide additional services outside of their current ones.
Rick

Orland Park, IL

#22 Nov 19, 2008
megg wrote:
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I am down!! I am sueing this site for covering up my curse words...after all, they are infringing on my free speech, dammit!
Megg, I am with you on this. I will call the ACLU first thing in the morning and get the ball rolling..
Hmmm

United States

#23 Nov 19, 2008
JoisyGirl wrote:
I have nothing against anyone homosexual or heterosexual, I could care less what someone's sexual preference is BUT they shouldn't FORCE this company to do this. Should a heterosexual person sue a company that deal strictly with gay dating all beause they don't offer hetero dating? Whole thing is a waste of money & time.
Well, private companies have been subject to non-discrimination laws for over 50 years, yet you seem to feel it's still a fight worth having - afetr decades of wasting your time protesting, why do you continue? People will continue to fight - some for the right to discriminate, some against it. History in this country has shown that most people tend to be against discrimination, so it's unlikely that those laws will be stricken.
Hmmm

United States

#24 Nov 19, 2008
Matt wrote:
They are a private company that specializes in matching heterosexuals. That is what they spent time figuring out and researching and tweaking. They are not experience in the other matching and should not be forced to provide additional services outside of their current ones.
Actually they claim to be matching on personality and compatibility. I didn't realize they were just matching sex partners.
Rick

Orland Park, IL

#25 Nov 19, 2008
Hmmm wrote:
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Actually they claim to be matching on personality and compatibility. I didn't realize they were just matching sex partners.
Hi Hmmmmmmm.

I am going to look for a company that deal's strictly with gay dating and will sue because they do not offer straight dating? What's good for the goose is good for the gander......

F em all
SWF

Schaumburg, IL

#27 Nov 20, 2008
Unbelievable. eHarmony is not a government business. It is a private business. There are dating websites that cater specifically to seniors, Hispanics, the disabled, Jewish people and many other "specific" demographics. You don't see Catholics suing J-Date because they only cater to Jewish people! You don't see white people suing to get their profiles on dating websites that cater to the black community. How can the courts mandate that a website founded by a Christian who wants to market dating services to straight couples for the purposes of creating marriage opportunities be *forced* to change their platform to market to gay couples, when it goes against the religious beliefs of the founder who's religion believes marriage is defined by one man and one woman only? What's next? Will eHarmony be *forced* to provide dating services for polygamists or swingers?
ljfud

Allentown, PA

#28 Nov 20, 2008
When one of the gay men winds up getting AIDS from their match provided by eHarmony, they will sue the heck out of the business. Give it time, it's going to happen.
Rakim

Hartford, CT

#29 Nov 20, 2008
Hmmm wrote:
Even though it's a private company - that doesn't make it right for them to discriminate. Would those who believe that it's okay - would you back a company's right to refuse to allow black people? Or who would refuse to allow Swedes? Refusing to serve portions of a population is bad for everyone in the long run.
eharmony is not refusing to serve gays. Let say you made pants and you sizes stopped at size 10. Should a size 12 be able to sue you when they can go buy size 12 pants at many other places and you don't believe that making size 12 clothing would be profitable.

This is not a civil right issue.

Anyone who thinks the avenue would be profitable is free to pursue it and serve that clientelle.

Since: Mar 07

AOL

#30 Nov 20, 2008
Hmmm wrote:
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Well, private companies have been subject to non-discrimination laws for over 50 years, yet you seem to feel it's still a fight worth having - afetr decades of wasting your time protesting, why do you continue?
What? I have never protested over this nor have I asked for any fighting. No clue what the helll you're talking about.
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