[What happened when an Orthodox Jewish congregation went to a gay bar to mourn Orlando victims] The lawsuit, according to Christianity Today, argued that Christian Mingle violated California’s non-discrimination law that prohibits for-profit companies, such as Spark Networks, which owns Christian Mingle, from discriminating against customers on the basis of sexual orientation, among other categories.
In an email to The Washington Post, Spark Networks said it has no plans to advertise the site to gay Christians, or to go further to make the site work for gay or bisexual users.
Prior to the lawsuit, the site offered two options: man seeking woman, or woman seeking man.
But the new search function likely won’t prove very useful to gay men or women — the site now lets them view profiles of the same gender, but does not specifically show them fellow gay users.
“My sense is that a fair number of gay Christians will probably not be interested simply because they’re not interested in giving money to a company that has to be forced by the courts to serve them,” Gay Christian Network Executive Director Justin Lee said.
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