Lawsuit Settled Against Adoption Website


A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit against an online adoption website that was accused of sexual discrimination after refusing to let a gay couple post their details on the site with a view to adopt. publishes the details of couples and people that are looking to adopt children, but were sued by two gay men for refusing to let them put their details on the site.

According to lawyers for both sides, the agency is still not prepared to allow gay couples to register their details for adoption, and have instead agreed to stop conducting business with California residents. A judge allowed the gay couple’s lawsuit to go ahead six weeks ago, stating that the state laws relating to sexual discrimination would apply to the adoption website, which is based in Arizona.

A lawyer for the owners of, Nathan and Dale Gwilliam, stated: “I think this is very harmful to California residents because now they can’t take advantage of that service.” He added: “You can insist on your view of requiring everyone to do business in a certain way, but what you end up doing is hurting people.”


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