[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.
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That was in 1994, before the popular advent of the Internet.
For this reason, many Israeli couples of all orientations go abroad to get married, a partnership recognized as "civil marriage" when they return to Israel.Yet the idea of Israel's religious law accepting LGBTQ couples is still a distant pipe dream.Ron Yosef, an activist who founded the Israeli LGBTQ organization Hod for religious Jews, told Mic he knows Eran but has mixed feelings about his matchmaking project.The Israeli news outlet Ynet reported earlier this week on a new dating site for gay and lesbian Jews seeking to couple up and have children together.So far, around 50 people have signed up, ranging from ultra-Orthodox to conservative Jews.There was no discussion of gay issues at the yeshiva, either, he remembers: Everyone was implicitly taught that the only way to channel their sexuality was to get married—to women, of course.At 22, Moshe did just that, hoping he could “marry the gay away.” “We dated for 12 days,” he recalled.With the Internet, Jewish news, Judaica products, Jewish blogs and dating sites are also at your fingertips.This is the section your mother's been wanting you to read."But, as the requests multiplied, I decided that it was in everybody's interest to make a framework for it and give people a place where they could find the kind of relationship that they're looking for." People on Eran's site have wildly diverse expectations for the arrangement, ranging from an open policy on extramarital affairs to users, like "Seeking Truth," who wrote this message according to Ynet: "I'm looking for a woman who doesn't want to follow her orientation, but rather wants to make a real and Jewish home.I'm not looking for a woman who's interested in extra-marital liaisons!