Online Dating Giant eHarmony Required to Create Same Sex Dating Site

You can share this, including by text message!

  • Online Dating Giant eHarmony Required to Create Same Sex Dating Site

Online dating giant eHarmony is required to create a new online dating site for same sex couples under the terms of a settlement with the State of New Jersey’s Civil Rights Division.

The settlement is the result of a discrimination lawsuit filed by Eric McKinley, who sued eHarmony.com for discrimination, because the site did not offer dating services for homosexuals, only for heterosexuals.

Under the the terms of the settlement, eHarmony must create a brand new site catering to gay and lesbian singles, as well as pay $50,000 to the New Jersey attorney general, and $5000 to Eric McKinley.

(Article continues below)
Get notified of new Internet Patrol articles for free!
Or Read Internet Patrol Articles Right in Your Inbox!
as Soon as They are Published! Only $1 a Month!

Imagine being able to read full articles right in your email, or on your phone, without ever having to click through to the website unless you want to! Just $1 a month and you can cancel at any time!
Online Dating Giant eHarmony Required to Create Same Sex Dating Site

eHarmony had adamantly denied that they were discriminating – the services they offer are based on many years of research – research which was done based on married heterosexual couples. In fact, under the terms of the settlement, eHarmony is allowed to tell those using their new same-sex matching service – called Compatible Partners – that their patented Compatibility Matching System™ based entirely on research involving married heterosexual couples.

Said their lead attorney in the case, Theodore Olson, “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.”

 

  
No Paywall Here!
The Internet Patrol is and always has been free. We don't hide our articles behind a paywall, or restrict the number of articles you can read in a month if you don't give us money. That said, it does cost us money to run the site, so if something you read here was helpful or useful, won't you consider donating something to help keep the Internet Patrol free? Thank you!

Online Dating Giant eHarmony Required to Create Same Sex Dating Site

Get notified of new Internet Patrol articles!

You can share this, including by text message!

  • Online Dating Giant eHarmony Required to Create Same Sex Dating Site

2 Replies to “Online Dating Giant eHarmony Required to Create Same Sex Dating Site”

  1. Sheeesh! That’s like telling a hamburger joint that they must sell pickled pigs feet to those who want them.

  2. The fact that they don’t have a homosexual section doesn’t mean they’re being discriminatory. It’s like a white person suing a site selling products for black women. They just have a targeted market. This makes no sense.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *