The 2009 attack allegedly occurred after Banks and the victim had been drinking, according to court documents.
How he allegedly met the woman is unclear, the papers said.
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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.
In filing a class-action lawsuit, the men alleged that Spark was breaking California anti-discrimination laws by making it impossible for members of the LGBT community to use its services.
Same-sex Christian couples couldn't be matched through Christian Mingle because members couldn't register as gay in the first place."Spark has engaged in a systemic and intentional pattern and practice of arbitrary discrimination against gays and lesbians throughout California by denying them full and equal services, accommodations, advantages and privileges in connection with many of its commercial dating services," reads the class-action complaint filed in December 2013.
Others though, are celebrating the move as an act of inclusion for a group that, despite much progress, still faces discrimination and violence on account of who they love."I thought Christian Mingle was a website for Christians to mingle," wrote one commenter on a forum post about the ruling.
"I guess that's not allowed.""Of course it is," another person replied.