“The research that e Harmony has developed, through years of research, to match couples has been based on traits and personality patterns of successful heterosexual marriages,” it said in a statement.
“Nothing precludes us from providing same-sex matching in the future.
Carlson’s lawyer Todd Schneider said the lawsuit was “about changing the landscape and making a statement out there that gay people, just like heterosexuals, have the right and desire to meet other people with whom they can fall in love.” Carlson’s lawyers expect a significant number of gays and lesbians to join the class action, which seeks to force e Harmony to end its policy as well as unspecified damages for those denied e Harmony services based on their sexual orientation.
The site, which bills itself as a place for finding deep love that leads to marriage, first launched in August 2000.
"We've suffered from the contentiousness of that topic," Warren said, who added that it wasn't about being anti-gay.