Despite rejecting Snell’s offer, Savidge received hundreds of letters expressing romantic interest in the wealthy rancher.
Suddenly realizing the potential demand for a matchmaking agency, Savidge reconsidered.
ating site Christian Mingle must now admit gay users, after two gay men won a class-action claim against its owner, Spark Networks.
But what have those men really gained for their trouble?
But a dating site that is explicitly centered around religious commonality clearly cannot function properly if it is not legally allowed to put religious views into practice.
One wonders, too, how far the demand for inclusivity should go.
Now, Christian Mingle restricts users to either gay or straight relationships with a single individual — users can choose only whether they are listed as male or female, and identify which sex they are attracted to. And the good news is that the market caters to virtually every dating niche.
Similar to its competitors like Christian Cafe.com, Christian Singles.com, and Equally Yoked.com, it appeals largely to conservative evangelicals.
“Nobody wants to have to search through a bunch of profiles of straight folks who are not interested in you,” as Gay Christian Network executive director Justin Lee put it.
In fact, this ruling does not seem to serve anyone: Not the heterosexual user base; not Spark Networks, which got sued into making unplanned changes; and not the LGBT community, which has no way of screening out all those heterosexual Christians gumming up their list of potential matches.
#related#Unfortunately, LGBT activists tend to ignore the equality and diversity that is already present in the market.
“I am gratified that we were able to work with Spark to help ensure that people can fully participate in all the diverse market places that make our country so special, regardless of their sexual orientation,” read a statement from Vineet Dubey, an attorney representing one of the lead plaintiffs in the Christian Mingle suit.