Advocate.com reports that eHarmony.com (Wiki) has settled a lawsuit and will stop discriminating against gays and lesbians by March 2009. However, eHarmony reserves the right to include the disclaimer that "their compatibility-based matching system was developed solely on the basis of researched focused on married heterosexual couples" according to the article (because, you know, gays and lesbians are basically a different species of human). In a 2005 interview, eHarmony's founder defended his company's discrimination against gay and lesbian customers.
It's disappointing that eHarmony has only decided to cave-in to a lawsuit and still seems reluctant to provide services to gay and lesbians. For a company that originally touted its ultra-right wing Focus On The Family connections, I hoped it would have defended its anti-gay moral convictions or enthusiastically embraced its new found inclusive enlightenment. 'Because we have to' is probably worse than open, honest discrimination.