The dating site was also seen by the group as promoting "anti-social behaviors" for business purposes.But the court ruled that the federation was not eligible to file a complaint because the legal issues around infidelity only can be raised within a private marital relationship and because cheating on one's spouse doesn't always rise to a civil violation."Freedom of speech, especially in the advertising field, has legal limits," he told The AP in a phone interview.

The National Confederation of Catholic Family Associations had asked the court to ban Gleeden from referring to extramarital relations in its communications and to say that the contracts between the website and its 3 million users were unlawful and void, which would have hampered the very activity of the dating site.

The French Catholic association had accused Gleeden of helping people commit adultery and break one of the obligations of marriage.

You’re tired of the club scene, and one day, your friend (who is happy in her own relationship) confides over coffee that she found her relationship on a dating site that connects rich men with attractive, desirable ladies. You’ve never heard of anyone finding a successful relationship on these sites before, and you don’t know if you’re really the type.

You consider yourself to be strong and confident, and frankly, a force to be reckoned with.

"It is a victory of freedom of speech over religious bigotry," Caroline Mecary, the lawyer for Gleeden, told The Associated Press.

"The plaintiff sought to use legal proceedings to promote a reactionary and conservative vision of the couple and the family, but the court was not fooled." Mecary said the case was the first of its kind to be brought to a French court.

.- A complaint brought by a Catholic group against a dating site that promotes extramarital affairs was thrown out by a French court last week.

The suit was dismissed after a Paris court determined that the National Confederation of Catholic Family Associations could not file the complaint, since infidelity complaints can only be filed within a private marital relationship, and because an affair does not always constitute a civil violation, according to reports from the AP.

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We have used your information to see if you have a subscription with us. If you feel you are currently subscribed please click on the button to attempt to find your account."It is a victory of freedom of speech over religious bigotry," Caroline Mecary, the lawyer for Gleeden, told The Associated Press.

Gleeden, a website founded by two French businessmen in 2009 with headquarters in New York, is mainly for married women and men looking to date other married people.