Man sues for the right to marry his Macbook, arguing that if gays are allowed to marry then so should other sexual minorities.
一名男子向法院上诉，认为自己有权和自己的苹果笔记本电脑结婚，理由是如果同性恋可以结婚，他和电脑也可以。 【男子申请和电脑结婚 称类似同性恋(图)】
Mr Sevier, who describes himself as “a former judge advocate and combat veteran”, is persistent, filing claims not only in Florida but also Utah.
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 argues that allowing gays to marry but denying him the same right amounts to discrimination.
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”.
Mr Sevier apparently sought a marriage licence for himself and his “machine spouse”, but for some reason was denied.
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 of himself.
“Allowing my marriage to go forward will not adversely impact the fertility rate any more or less than a same sex couples.”
“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. "
Unfortunately for Mr Sevier, the courts in Florida and Utah, found his legal arguments unpersuasive.
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