San Francisco, California – The West Coast Division of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is suing Google for gender discrimination over its popular Google Voice smart phone app.
Like Apple’s Siri, Google Voice is able to help smart phone users with questions or directions through its voice-activated feature. The problem is that Google Voice does not have an option for a male voice, unlike Siri.
The class action suit alleges that Google discriminates against consumers who have specific gender preferences for their smart phone “assistants or concierge service” by not offering the option of a male voice, especially in a gay male-dominated place like the San Francisco Bay Area.
Google has not returned calls from The Adobo Chronicles requesting for comment on the lawsuit.