The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has denied a man’s motion to intervene as plaintiff in the appeal of Utah's Amendment 3, which bans same-sex marriage. Chris Sevier filed the motion after a clerk reportedly rejected a request for a marriage license for him and his “machine spouse,” aka a MacBook filled with pornography.
Sevier, however, filed the motion not out of love for his laptop but apparently in an attempt to discredit some of the arguments made in favor of appealing the amendment, according to Salt Lake City station Fox 13.
In his motion to intervene, he tried to convince the court he had been discriminated against in the same way that the state's same-sex couples have been discriminated.
“Those of us whose sexual orientation has been classically conditioned upon orgasm through the straight forward science of dopamine to prefer sex with inanimate objects and animals do not have public support, like the gays, so we are especially vulnerable here,” Sevier wrote in his filing. He went on to add: “If anything, my marriage to a machine possesses less of a risk, since a possible acrimonious divorce proceeding could be avoided, if the marriage fails."
This isn’t the first time Sevier has gone to court for arguably ridiculous reasons. Last year he sued Apple for selling him a laptop that he says allowed him to easily get addicted to pornography. In addition, Sevier sued the A&E network after it suspended “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson for his anti-gay comments. Sevier, who is reportedly a member of Robertson’s church, also tacked on a suit against President Barack Obama in which he claimed the president was involved in Robertson's suspension in order to promote America’s pro-gay agenda, TMZ notes.