I'm not sure how I feel about this. Is it OK for e-Harmony to provide services for heterosexuals alone?
And I don't mean "OK" in the "do you find it palatable" sense, I mean in the "legally permissible" sense.
Are there other groups of people that e-Harmony excludes? People searching for adulterous relationship? People searching for polygamist relationships? I'd guess that they don't even ask those questions, but maybe they do?
Are there relevant reasons for e-Harmony to exclude homosexuals from their services? They've said that their system is based only on research culled from successful heterosexual marriages. Could that be a legitimate reason for not providing matching for same-sex couples?
e-Harmony has also said that there's nothing stopping them from offering their system to homosexuals in the future, and that they just haven't entered that market yet, and perhaps they will in the future.
Should a private business be allowed to offer its services to a limited set of the population? All the time? Some of the time? Where and how do we draw that line? Ladies nights? What about businesses that serve exclusively homosexual clientele (I'm assuming they're out there, or that they will arise)? What happens if we flip this around?
What if it's a religious dating service, and it excludes people who aren't of the religion? Does J-Date exclude non-Jews? Would that be similarly illegal?
Obviously, there's lots of questions here. Let's get a conversation going:
You're such a delicate boy
In the hysterical realm of an emotional landslide
In physical terms