What will gay rights activists think of next….who will they sue next….and what will they think is unfair next….? Yesterday it was eHarmony.com, a heterosexual dating website that uses top-notch technology to find matches for heterosexual singles. I know several people who have married people they met on this dating site.
The New Jersey Office of the Attorney General announced that online dating service eHarmony has agreed to create a new Web site — “Compatible Partners” — for gay and lesbian users. By March 31st, the website will provide services to people seeing same-sex partners.
“eHarmony — which was not found in violation of the law — also agreed to ensure that same-sex users will be matched using the same or equivalent technology used for its heterosexual clients. It will also post photographs of same-sex couples in its “Diversity” section of its Web site and in advertising materials.”
Why should eHarmony have to provide their dating services to gay people? If gay people want a dating site, then one of them should create one. Why harass and sue eHarmony to do it for them. I can’t understand the logic of the people who brought these suits. It’s like they want society to bend over backwards to make life perfect for them, to accept them and give them everything that heterosexual people have. I think they need to protest less and work more on building dating websites if that’s what they think they need. But I guess it’s just easier and more fun for them to make other companies look bad……
“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,” eHarmony legal counsel Theodore Olson said in a statement. “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.”
“The lawsuit claimed that by solely offering to find a compatible match for men seeking women or women seeking men, the company was violating state law barring discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.”
I don’t consider it discrimination if a company simply doesn’t offer services that people think they should. I can’t walk into my grocery store and ask for a facial, or a manicure. What so now I can sue because the grocery doesn’t offer all of the services that I think they should? Seriously….this is their logic? And the courts appear to be perpetuating this problem. I’m sorry, but everything does not revolve around fairness, equality and whether or not someone is being discriminated against. Should I sue a make-up company that only makes foundation for African American Women, because I’m white and they don’t provide a product suitable for me…..NO!!!!!! I should shop with a company who does provide the services and products that I need.
I’m also wondering where these people get all of this money to file law suit after law suit? Is there like an underground free legal service society only for gays…I could certainly use free legal service when dealing with my husband’s crazy ex-wife…but no, the thousands of dollars have to come out of our pocket. Life is too short and there are so many other positive things these people could be doing with their time and money….maybe start an internet dating company for one, and become the next dating site millionaire….