Saturday 21 October 2017

lawyer displeased after a bid to 'marry' his laptop is thrown out by US judge

A Florida lawyer's legal fight for the right to "marry" his laptop has been squashed.

In a state which is currently considering the legal status of same-sex marriages performed in other states, Mark 'Chris' Sevier is reported to have filed a 24-page motion which asserts: "If gay people have the right to marry their object of sexual desire, even if they lack corresponding sexual parts ... then I should be able to marry my preferred sexual object."

The claimant describes his relationship with his laptop as "love ... as a result of classic conditioning upon orgasm."

Judge Robert Hinkle wrote, on April 24, that the motion was "removed from reality" and "has no place in this lawsuit."

Sevier, undeterred, submitted a 50-page brief to intervene in Utah's battle over the state constitutional which bans gay marriage.

Sevier previously sued Apple for selling him the laptop, which "allowed" him to "get addicted to porn".

First published in INSIDER Magazine, exclusive to Thursday's Irish Independent
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