The adamantly heterosexual dating website, which has accepted only male-female couples since its inception in 2000, is launching a gay matchmaking service called Compatible Partners.
But eHarmony’s new relationship with the gay community is more like a shotgun wedding: The company agreed in November to start the dating service as part of a settlement with the New Jersey attorney general in the wake of a discrimination suit.
Dating site consultant Mark Brooks says Compatible Partners will be watched closely.
“This will be one of the most scrutinized products in Internet dating,” said Brooks, who hasn’t worked for EHarmony. “They will have to introduce an A1 product.”
It’s not a comfortable fit for eHarmony’s founder, Neil Clark Warren, who based the original service — which requires applicants to fill out lengthy questionnaires — on his own practice as a psychologist.
The disclosure at the bottom of the web site reads:
The Company’s patented Compatibility Matching System was developed on the basis of research involving married heterosexual couples. The Company has not conducted similar research on same-sex relationships.
Whatever. The company is owned by anti-gay Mormons who don’t give two shits about same-sex relationships.
If I were single, I would never use Compatible Partners. Those homophobic jackasses wouldn’t get a dime of my money.
Don’t expect any change soon to the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy about gays in the military.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates says both he and President Barack Obama have “a lot on our plates right now.” As Gates puts it, “let’s push that one down the road a little bit.”
The White House has said Obama has begun consulting with Gates and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on how to lift the ban. Gates says that dialogue has not really progressed very far at this point in the administration.
Over 1000 retired military officers are encouraging Obama to maintain the law that bars homosexuals from serving openly in the military.
Personally, I’m thinking if the Clintons hadn’t fucked over gays to begin with, we wouldn’t even have this issue.
Voters in Switzerland’s largest city elected Corine Mauch of the centre-left Social Democrats to replace Elmer Ledergerber of the same party.
The 49-year-old Mauch, who was only elected to the city council last month, received nearly 42,000 votes, nearly 11,000 more than her only rival, the 57-year-old Kathrin Martelli of the centre-right Radicals.
Voters rejected a charter amendment, 58 percent to 42 percent, that would have removed the city’s anti-discrimination protection for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender residents. Charter Amendment 1 sought to strip away any equal-rights protections for employment, housing, credit and public accommodations not included in the state’s Civil Rights Law
* How Fairy Butch came about
* The cabaret “In Bed With Fairy Butch”
* His Curve Magazine advice column Ask Fairy Butch
* His book “The Ultimate Guide to Strap-On Sex”
* His battle with breast cancer
* His thoughts on President Obama
* His coming out story (once as a lesbian, and once as a transgender person)
* how she started her transition blog
* her experience with Second Life
* how her wife is dealing with her transition from male-to-female
* how she decides what she will blog about
* her favorite bloggers
ABC tested America’s increased tolerance and acceptance of gays by sending a gay male couple into a straight bar. The couple was instructed to behave as they normally would in public, ignoring the fact that they’re in a straight bar – not a gay bar. The results were interesting.
I like that they used gay men (instead of lesbians) for this experiment.
Yesterday on SistersTalk Radio I interviewed transgender icon Kate Bornstein. I’m still recovering from a really bad cold so my flirting skills were way off. Minus a few coughing fits, I think the interview went very, very well.
Hear Kate discuss:
- Her coming out story
- Her work with teenagers
- Her book Gender Outlaw
- Using the terms queer, fag, and dyke (instead of lesbian or gay male)
- When the B and T were introduced to LGBT
We can have moral discussions about the societal effects of “Murka’s Next Top Anorexic” later, if y’all so choose. On the one hand, Tyra’s helping girls develop careers. On the other hands, they’re careers as OBJECTS who are taught to NEVER SPEAK, never have opinions, never object to how you’re “molded” by the gay men who turn them into titless, hipless, assless prepubescent boys in the name of “fashion.”
Woah! That’s a rather bold general statement about gay men.
Daphnae has implied that gay men in the fashion industry are turning women into prepubescent boys who have no mind of their own.
Daphnae has implied that gay men in the fashion industry have no respect for women who have curves.
Daphnae has come dangerously close to accusing all gay men in the fashion industry of having sexual desires that border on child molestation.
I’m trying to figure out how gay men are suddenly the root of all things evil in the fashion industry.
If you missed tonight’s SistersTalk Radio Bloggers You Should Know Series, don’t fret. You can download and listen to the podcast now. We interviewed Deborah Goldstein, author of the blog Peaches and Coconuts.
Hear Deborah discuss:
* how she got started as a blogger
* her awesome family
* her readers
* handling controversial blog posts
* some of her favorite bloggers
* how she uses Twitter
Join us Sunday at 5pm central when we talk to transgender cultural icon Kate Bornstein.