Mr Sevier, who describes himself as “a former judge advocate and combat
veteran”, is persistent, filing claims not only in Florida but also
“In considering the equal protection clause, there are no fewer policy
reasons for preventing man-machine couples from marrying than there are
for same-sex couples.”
He said: "in fact, I married it with less risk, even if the marriage was
not successful, and we can avoid a heated argument when you divorce. "
Man sues for the right to marry his Macbook, arguing that if gays are
allowed to marry then so should other sexual minorities.
If gays feel as if they are second class citizens, Mr Sevier argues then
“those of us in the real minority, who want to marry machines and
animals, certainly feel like third class citizens”.
“Allowing my marriage to go forward will not adversely impact the
fertility rate any more or less than a same sex couples.”
Mr Sevier argues that allowing gays to marry but denying him the same
right amounts to discrimination.
The Utah claim, which in reality is an attempt to throw a spanner in the
works of a gay marriage case in the federal court, runs to 50 pages.
Mr Sevier apparently sought a marriage licence for himself and his
“machine spouse”, but for some reason was denied.
Unfortunately for Mr Sevier, the courts in Florida and Utah, found his
legal arguments unpersuasive.
Mr Sevier cites legal precedents around the world - including a case
where a woman married a dolphin and a Chinese man wed a cardboard cutout