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eHarmony Required to Match Same-Sex Couples

By: Jennifer Astle - Published: • References: online.wsj and valleywag
In the aftermath of Proposition 8, I am pleased to announce that the gay community has made one small step forward in civil rights and breaking down the barriers of heternormative dating and marriage. How? They sued dating site eHarmony for refusing to match same-sex couples.

eHarmony lost the case; they are now required to cater to gay couples and were also hit with a $55,000 fine.

Although it may seem a minor victory, the eHarmony case demonstrates the increasing willingness for courts to judge cases in favor of the gay community, particularly when it comes to the legal status of their relationships.