Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Court Forces eharmony to Give Up Principles


This is one of the most absurd lawsuits I've seen in which a class of people that are not constitutionally or legislatively recognized as a "class" of people were granted the same protections as individuals under the Civil Rights Act of 1965. Eharmony is an online dating service created by an evangelical christian. While I don't know if it says it is a christian site, Christians have a general knowledge that the site attracts their crowd. A gay person brought suit in a New Jersey court claiming discrimination in that eharmony didn't offer a male seeking male or female seeking female option, for which the court found in favor of the plaintiff.

The court is right in that it is discrimination, but it is discrimination by a private company against individuals that make a choice that does not fit the moral principles of the company. Apparently, we no longer have the freedom of association. What's more, these people weren't turned down for jobs, they simply didn't have the option they wanted on a particular site. Build your own site if it is that important. If Wal-Mart doesn't carry the brand of cereal I want, I shop somewhere else, I don't sue them. This story has really lit me up. The ramifications are enormous. We just allow ourselves to abdicate what 98% of Americans hold dear to allow the 2% to run the show.

5 comments:

Kansas Bob said...

Sad the the court did not recognize how frivolous the suit was.

jrchaard said...

We have given the court this power.

Anonymous said...

This is stupid. The government is supposed to stay OUT of religion.

jrchaard said...

The freedom of religion clause in the constitution was designed to keep the government from establishing a state religion. They have now succeeded by establishing the religion of secularism in government.

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