Federal Lawsuit Filed By Man Who Wants To Marry His Laptop
A man who wants to marry his laptop computer has filed a federal lawsuit against Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis for denying him a marriage license.
The plaintiff, Mark “Chris” Sevier, has also filed lawsuits against Governor Matt Bevin and Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear, according to Liberty Counsel.
Davis was jailed in 2015 for refusing a judge’s order to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, in violation of her faith.
Sevier, a graduate of Vanderbilt Law School, says he is trying to prove that marriage between a same-sex couple has the same legitimacy as a human marrying an inanimate object.
Sevier’s license to practice law was suspended in 2011.
“This lawsuit is frivolous,” said Mat Staver, founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel. “There is obviously no right for a man to marry a machine. When you make gender irrelevant to a gender-based relationship you open Pandora’s box and make a mockery out of marriage.”
Sevier also filed similar lawsuits in Texas and Florida. In Texas, he sued the governor and attorney general and a county clerk, according to the Houston Press.
A Florida judge tossed out his lawsuit, according to USA Today.
Sevier is trying to prove that marriage between members of the same-sex can be equated to marriage between a man and a machine. He is trying to prove the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case legalizing same-sex marriage, Obergefell v. Hodges, allows people to marry whomever or whatever they are attracted to.