As the Wall Street Journal points out, a California state law known as the Unruh Civil Rights Act mandates that "all business establishments of every kind whatsoever" treat every person within the jurisdiction as free and equal regardless of sex, race, religion, marital status and sexual orientation, among other things.
The suit against Spark states that, at the time of its filing, individuals wishing to use the Spark dating sites for Christians, Catholics, Mormons, Seventh-day Adventists, military singles and black singles could only choose from two options on the home screens of these services: "a man seeking a woman" or "a woman seeking a man." Last week, approximately 2½ years after the lawsuit was originally filed, Judge Jane L.
That's because simple factors like age, religion or even height can drastically shrink the dating pool, and it isn't hard to get down to zero quickly.
Adshade wants Statistics Canada to release data that would allow people to see how the pool shrinks as you add preferences. People would put it in and they would find out there's like three people in their region or something like that," she said.
Johnson of the Superior Court of California in Los Angeles County approved a settlement agreement in which Spark agreed to modify its site and search features to include LGBT singles within two years.