Spark Networks will have to adjust searching and profile features in these websites to include gay and lesbian singles within two years, as well as pay ,000 each to the two plaintiffs and reimburse them for attorney's fees with 0,000."Spark will not change the gateway/home pages to use the 'man seeking woman' and 'woman seeking man' prompts in the future unless Spark also provide similar prompts which allow individuals seeking a same sex match to enter and use the sites without having to state that they are seeking a match with someone of the opposite sex.
As long as Spark operates the Mingle Sites, users will continue to have the ability to search for potential same sex matches using the site's text searching and profile building functions," the settlement reads."I am gratified that we were able to work with Spark to help ensure that people can fully participate in all the diverse market places that make our country so special, regardless of their sexual orientation," plaintiff's attorney Vineet Dubey was quoted as saying.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church "recognizes that every human being is valuable in the sight of God, and seeks to minister to all men and women [including homosexuals] in the spirit of Jesus," while maintaining that homosexual sex itself is "forbidden" in the Bible.
"Jesus affirmed the dignity of all human beings and reached out compassionately to persons and families suffering the consequences of sin.
Certain other Christian denominations do not view monogamous same-sex relationships as sinful or immoral, and may bless such unions and consider them marriages.
They range from liberal to conservative, through moderate. Although they do not approve homosexual practices, they show sympathy and respect for homosexuals.
Historically, from the earliest days, Christians have taught that same-sex acts are contrary to Biblical teaching: Tertullian (155 – c.
240), The teachings of various church groups through the past centuries is surveyed in an article on the history of Christianity and homosexuality.
Within Christianity, there are a variety of views on the issues of sexual orientation and homosexuality.
The many Christian denominations vary in their position, from condemning homosexual acts as sinful, through being divided on the issue, to seeing it as morally acceptable.