Obviously none of this is okay and I am not going to stand for it in my own right.I know a number of the women here who run and participate in the discussions have no intention of standing for it, either.
Warning: This is a LENGTHY read, so you may want to go get a snack or something to eat while you read this.
I was in the middle of writing follow-up post number two in response to the record-breaking article written by Chris.
Spark will not change the gateway/home pages to use the ‘man seeking woman’ and ‘woman seeking man’ prompts in the future unless Spark also provide similar prompts which allow individuals seeking a same sex match to enter and use the sites without having to state that they are seeking a match with someone of the opposite sex.
As long as Spark operates the Mingle Sites, users will continue to have the ability to search for potential same sex matches using the site’s text searching and profile building functions.
According to the Journal, the new agreement requires that the search options listed on the home page ask the user to simply identify as a “man” or a “woman,” instead of a “man seeking woman” and “woman seeking man.” The settlement also applies to Catholic Mingle.com, Adventist Singles and Black
It does not, however, apply to the Spark-owned online Jewish matchmaking service, JDate.com, which was not included in the suit.
The popular online Christian dating website, Christian Mingle.com, must now allow gay and lesbian users to search for same-sex matches following a discrimination lawsuit filed by two gay men, the Wall Street Journal reported.
The California judge who approved a settlement of discrimination claims has also ordered Spark Networks Inc., which owns Christian Mingle along with several other dating websites, to pay the two plaintiffs 8,000.
Spark Networks will also be required to adjust searching and profile features in these websites to include options for gay and lesbian singles within the next two years.
The company must pay ,000 each to the two plaintiffs and reimburse them for 0,000 in legal fees.
Others are kind of perpetually half-in and half-out, depending on their whereabouts.