A man, who wants to marry his porn-filled laptop, has had his legal bid rejected by a US judge.
Chris Sevier filed a 50-page motion to a federal court with the hopes of intervening in an appeal against Utah’s ban on same-sex wedding.
In it he describes how he asked a Utah county clerk for a marriage licence but was turned down.
He wrote: “The clerk informed me that a marriage license could only be given to one man and one female, not one man and one machine or one man and one man.”
Sevier, formerly a lawyer, claims officials “discriminated” against him by refusing to let him marry his computer.
He said it was because the “object of affection was outside the scope of the narrow definition”.
Sevier filed a similar motion in Florida, which the judge rejected saying: “Perhaps the motion is satirical. Or perhaps it is only removed from reality. Either way, the motion has no place in this lawsuit.”
The former lawyer was banned from practicing on mental health/disability grounds.
Sevier argues that if homosexual couples ‘have the right to marry their object of sexual desire, even if they lack corresponding sexual parts then I should have the right to marry my preferred sexual object’.
Marriage campaigners, who argued against the redefinition of marriage in the UK, said legalising same-sex weddings would be a “slippery slope” leading to further redefinitions of marriage.
In a briefing, the Coalition for Marriage explained: “The evidence from around the world is that once marriage is treated as having a flexible definition, pressure grows for that definition to be changed yet again.”