Read What a Judge Said to the Man Who Filed a Motion to Marry His Porn-Filled Laptop

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Chris Sevier claims officials discriminated against him by refusing to let him marry his computer. [Picture for illustrative purposes only.] (Jeff Hitchcock/Flickr/Creative Commons)

A man who wants to marry his porn-filled laptop has had his legal bid rejected by a U.S. judge.

Chris Sevier filed a 50-page motion to a federal court with the hope of intervening in an appeal against Utah’s ban on same-sex weddings.

In it, he describes how he asked a Utah county clerk for a marriage license 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 says 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 law 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 U.K., said legalizing same-sex weddings would be a “slippery slope” leading to further redefinitions of marriage.

In a briefing, the Coalition for Marriage explains, “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.”

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