The dating website ChristianMingle.com will let gay and lesbian users search for same-sex matches following a settlement of discrimination claims.
The Wall Street Journal reports two gay men filed class-actions claims against the website’s owner in 2013, alleging that ChristianMingle.com and several other sites in the company’s portfolio “excluded users looking to meet singles of the same sex.”
Christian Mingle required new users to specify whether they’re a man seeking a woman or a woman seeking a man. The lead plaintiffs claimed the limited options violated California’s anti-discrimination law.
Under a judge-approved agreement, the company’s homepages now ask whether a user is a “man” or a “woman.” The company also agreed that it would adjust other features to “give gay and lesbian singles a more tailored experience.”
A HUGE win for the LGBT+ Christians. https://t.co/E3sXo8KQ5D— Brandan Robertson (@BrandanJR) July 2, 2016