Man Who Sued To Marry His Laptop Sues US House Democrats Over Pride Flags Outside Their Offices

Remember the nutcase who sued Apple in 2013 because his computer didn’t block him from accessing the porn which ruined his marriage? And then in 2014 when he attempted to intervene in one of Florida’s same-sex marriage cases so that he could marry that porn-filled laptop? And then last year when he tried the same thing in Texas? And then last month when he sued Utah on the same grounds? Well, he’s got a new ploy.

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports:

Rep. Susan Davis and three other House members have been sued for displaying a rainbow flag in the hallways outside of their Capitol Hill offices. The plaintiff: Chris Sevier, an attorney who has an ongoing campaign against same-sex marriage and has also unsuccessfully sued states for the right to marry a laptop computer, to make a point about rulings on same-sex marriage.

Besides Davis of San Diego, Sevier also sued Reps. Alan Lowenthal of Long Beach, Don Beyer of Virginia and Earl Blumenauer of Oregon. All are Democrats. Sevier’s 38-page complaint asks the federal District Court in the District of Columbia to determine that “‘homosexuality’ and other forms of self-asserted sex-based identity narratives are a ‘religion,’” and that the colorful banners are a religious symbol for the “homosexual denomination.” He is seeking to force the members of Congress to remove the flags.

Sevier’s latest suit also demands the overturn of Obergefell and Lawrence V Texas, which struck down the remaining anti-sodomy laws across the country. For her part, Rep. Davis says the suit has only strengthened her resolve to support LGBT rights.

UPDATE: From Rep. Alan Lowenthal:

Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) vowed to fight a lawsuit today that seeks to force him to remove a historic Pride Flag from outside his Washington, D.C. Congressional office. Filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the suit claims that the plaintiff is “offended and injured by the placement of the Gay Pride Rainbow Flag,” and requests that the court order the flag removed and declared a “religious symbol,” homosexuality be declared a “religion,” and marriage equality be overturned nationwide. He is also seeking $1 in damages.

Congressman Lowenthal was the first Member of Congress to permanently fly the Pride flag outside his Capitol Hill office. Congressman Lowenthal first flew the Pride flag outside his DC office in March, 2013 (and inside his Long Beach district office) to show his solidarity with LGBT Americans, in support of marriage equality, and in opposition to discrimination and violence.

“I fly the Pride Flag outside my office in support of every LGBTQ individual—those in my district, those in our nation, and those around the world,” Congressman Lowenthal said. “It is a symbol of both how far we have come on equality for all Americans and, as these incidents illustrate, how far we still have to go. It is a symbol of love, of peace, and diversity. I will fight this hateful attempt to silence equality and justice. We have come too far to allow the voices of bigotry and hate to win.”

  • netxtown

    kriste. not this asshole again…..

  • Brian

    It’s good to have a hobby, I guess.

    Pro-tip: Clorox wipe that laptop if he offers to let you use it.

  • liondon#iamnotatraitor

    Can you imagine having the desk next to this guy at work? Yikes.

  • Gustav2

    When the ADF and the Liberty Counsel won’t help you…

  • olandp

    When will one of his lawsuits actually go to trial? It would be fascinating to watch. As they say, anyone who acts as their own lawyer has a fool for a client.

  • bambinoitaliano

    Let’s sue this idiot for abusing the justice system.

  • Bj Lincoln

    He is the leader of the crazy bigots who keep coming up with bad reasons to object to our nature and lives. If he is a lawyer, he should understand that a computer can’t give consent so he can’t marry it.

    • Menergy

      Unless it’s Hal in 2001 Space Odyssey….

  • SilasMarner

    In actuality, he’s probably one of those self-loathing gays.

  • olandp

    I have always thought that we should establish the LGBT movement as a religion. Equal protection right there.

    • Dave F.

      And tax exemptions.

      • Todd20036

        And holidays!!

        • Dagoril

          Of course I didn’t come in to work. It was Cher’s birthday!

          • John30013

            And Judy’s, and Whitney’s, and Madonna’s, and Kylie’s and… 🙂

          • Kruhn

            HOW DARE YOU, INFIDEL, FORGET GLORIA’S, AND MARTHA’S AND IZORA’S (The Weather Girls) BIRTHDAYS?!?!?!?! You must’ve ignored the Book of the Disco! Penance on you! And Where’s RuPaul Day? LOL

          • John

            Please don’t tell me we have to buy gifts for each of these holidays…..

          • Danieruw

            Just liquor…

          • jomai

            Izora be praised. Pass the fried chicken.

          • Danieruw

            Yay! Shout out for Kylie!

    • j.martindale

      And it would be SO easy to do. In my somewhat poor town we have at least three “churches” which double as homes in the old, run down city center. They are about as religious as I am. Why not do a tax dodge like the rest of the religious scammers?

    • jerry

      I’m not sure I was praying, but I’ve been on my knees numerous times.

  • vorpal 😼

    “he could marry that porn-filled laptop…”

    Refresh my memory: we’re the ones who are supposedly trying to destroy marriage, right?

    • JT

      He would then file for divorce on the basis of infidelity of his spouse.

    • Frostbite

      And we aren’t doing a good enough job of it apparently that this loon has to step in.

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      No, no… We’re the ones causing droughts and tornadoes.

      • vorpal 😼

        My homicidal urge orientation tends more towards earthquakes and tsunamis, but I’m glad that someone is picking up the slack where I fall short on the natural disasters.

  • canoebum

    Go right ahead, asshole. Convince a Federal Court to declare being LGBT a religion. We’ll take all the civil protections that come with that declaration, thank you very much. All state and local laws permitting any discrimination would come to a very fast end.

  • Cackalaquiano

    I don’t think he really wants to go down that road of homosexuality being a religion.

  • Michael

    I have an Apple. We are quite content in our open relationship.

  • Skokieguy [Larry]

    Frivolous Lawsuit Law and Legal Definition

    Frivolous lawsuits are those filed by a party or attorney who is aware they are without merit, because of a lack of supporting legal argument or factual basis for the claims. Frivolous lawsuits waste time, money, and judicial resources, and fines and/or santions may be imposed upon a party or their attorney for filing such a claim.

    • Reasoning101

      I saw someone else comment that these seem like “frivolous lawsuits”. I don’t think that is the best descriptor here, because Sevier sincerely believes his own line of reasoning. In law we have a category perhaps better suited to this situation, which is “vexatious litigant”:

      “Vexatious litigation is legal action which is brought, regardless of its merits, solely to harass or subdue an adversary. It may take the form of a primary frivolous lawsuit or may be the repetitive, burdensome, and unwarranted filing of meritless motions in a matter which is otherwise a meritorious cause of action.”

      • Skokieguy [Larry]

        Yes, a much better fit. Thanks for posting this.

  • JT
  • Rex

    This man just needs to get fucked in the ass.

  • Tawreos

    I want to see him win. He gives gays protections and I am sure we can find a way to avoid paying taxes with those protections. He will also piss off the christians by having a court order that we own the rainbow. Sounds like a win/win to me

    • ohbear1957

      I call first dibs on being Pope for The Rainbow Religion. From here on out, refer to me as “Pope Fellatio the First.”

      • Rambie

        No, no, no, it’s got to be like RPDR. The contestant with the most fabulous papal garb gets the septer. 😉

      • Tawreos

        That is better than my choice, Pope Sodomy just doesn’t have the same ring to it that Pope Fellatio does.

        • ohbear1957

          Saint Sodomy has a certain panache. . .

      • Harley

        Will there be a Sister Connie Lingus?

        • ohbear1957

          Yes and she will provide more than just lip service to those in need.

      • Kruhn

        Originally there was The Bishop of Rome (The Pope), The Bishop of Constantinople, The Bishop of Jerusalem, and The Bishop of Alexandria by the time Constantine allowed Christianity in The Empire. They were co-equals with Rome being considered the primus inter pares as it was “The See of Peter”.

        • ohbear1957

          Great background. In that case, we’ll kick off the Holy Pride Month of June with a ceremonial surf through “The Sea of Peters.” Hang 10!

    • stuckinthewoods

      I don’t want to avoid paying taxes. I just want churches not to avoid paying taxes either.

  • dcurlee

    Please tell me this nut is having to pay for every case he loses. What a waste of time and money. Something tells me it wasn’t the porn that caused the end of his marriage

    • Todd20036

      He’s probably his own lawyer, so he doesn’t have to pay for much.
      Plus I doubt he’s working much these days, so what else is he going to do?
      This is like a drug addict blaming the drugs for existing.

      • John30013

        I hope the courts charge him with filling frivolous lawsuits and fine his ass.

        • And makes his pay attorneys fees to the defendants.

      • John

        a person who has himself as a lawyer has a fool for a client…

  • Michael R
  • MikeinATL

    Religious type protections for gays? Sign me up!

    • TexasBoy

      I think we should all declared our homes to be places of worship for The Church of the Almighty Cock, and file for tax free status.

      • Menergy

        Yep, and I’d put one of those large stone Pompeian penises and balls over my front gate in my privacy wall….just so interested folks don’t miss the celebratory sessions that I host here…..😈😎

      • David Walker

        But you know there will be a schism between the holiness of the cut versus the uncut. And then those favoring the cut penis will splinter into groups while the uncuts sit smugly looking at what the cuts argue about. How many angels can dance on the head of a dick, for example. But then the uncuts start to argue about trim or untrimmed.

        And then there’s “the lesbian problem.” /s

        • ohbear1957

          How do you solve a problem like a lesbian?

        • Kruhn

          We could have a Council of Nicea to resolve that issue. Should we declare San Francisco “The Gayly See” and require pilgrimages to the major Prides?

          • David Walker

            I think you’re onto something.

        • CraigNJ

          We should be able to get lube tax free since it’s used in the most holy sacrament of our faith – sodomy.

  • ohbear1957
  • JT

    Aren’t all this nutter’s suits dismissed immediately? How far do they ever get?

    • Jonathan Smith

      filing fee, “thank You”

  • Fifth-and-a-Half Element
    • You beat me to it! LOL

    • TrueWords

      Someone needs to get some money and get himself laid and FAST…

      • Cackalaquiano

        It would solve so many problems

      • homasapiens

        whatever sex worker he was able to hire would need hazard pay.

  • Jmdintpa

    who ever is the master of this sub… sub human… needs to put the gimp back in the cage.

  • OdieDenCO

    if homosexuality becomes a religion, does that mean we get to wear those fancy dress robes like the Catholics do?

    • TexasBoy

      Ours will have more lace and chiffon, and a lot more style.

      • ohbear1957

        And beads, lots of beads. So many beads that they’ll be hanging out of our . . .

    • PickyPecker
      • Oscarlating Wildely

        I actually really want one of those now. Very Game of Throne-y. Be painfully sweaty during Pride events but damn!

        • Todd20036

          If it’s made of cotton, it wouldn’t be too bad.
          Yeah, that looks really cool!!

        • pj

          wear a speedo

      • Acronym Jim

        House Wilde for gay wizards.

    • Oscarlating Wildely
      • Mike_in_the_Tundra

        You have to share. Although, the red pashmina is quite fabulous.

      • pj

        and her white slippers

      • David Walker

        I wouldn’t mind the blue skirts and lace tops the guys in back are wearing, but where are their beanies? I want a fuckin’ beanie!

      • Rob NYNY

        That is Cardinal Raymond Burke, the one who complains that priestly child rape is a result of the RCC becoming too “feminized.”

        • Keroleen

          So according to him, guys aren’t engaging with the church because girls are icky and scary? Methinks he’s got some issues he hasn’t worked through.

    • grada3784

      Ours will be far more fabulous.

      • Harley

        It’s going to be really hard to beat the “Liberace fever dream” that is the Vatican.

        • David Walker

          However, if anyone is up to the challenge, we are. Besides, I bet we designed the “Liberace fever dream” in the first place, so we just build from there and wind up with a Paul Lind fever dream…totally gay with just enough snark.

    • Stogiebear

      Whatever blows your surplice up!

      • ohbear1957

        Show us your apse!

    • clay

      We’re not already?

  • Jmdintpa

    This movement needs Matt Staver to save the day.

    • Dave F.

      “Movement” is a pretty good description for this.

  • Rebecca Gardner

    He has some deep psychological issues. Lemme guess, he’s “deeply” religious.

    OT but speaking of LGBT. Trump train wreck is trying to prove we don’t exist or something.

    Census Bureau Found No Need For LGBT Data Despite 4 Agencies Requesting It

    • clay

      I wish the article would have made clear that the Census Bureau has no director, being one of the agencies that’s already lost it’s Trump appointee. The others include DeVos’ under-secretary for investigating for-profit colleges and DeVos’ under-secretary for regulating student loans.

      • Rebecca Gardner

        the article does mention he resigned on june 30th

        • clay

          I saw it in the caption for the illustration, but no mention it’s because the Trump admin is under-funding preparation and is possibly going to try to count only citizens or only voters, instead.

    • ohbear1957

      Without a headcount, how will the Republicans determine the size and quantity of the internment camps?

      • Jonathan Smith

        Nevada should do.

        • pj

          im not getting locked up in vegas.

  • grada3784

    Go ahead. Get homosexuality declared a religion, with all the First Amendment rights thereof.

  • Rex

    If homosexuality is a religion does that mean I’m exempt from paying taxes?

    • Bad Tom

      Time for a lawsuit!!!

    • chrisinphx

      That was the main thing I took away from that. Sounds good to me. Get on your knees and worship!

    • EdmondWherever

      I’m a high priest!

      • Rex

        Of the Butt Sect?

        • EdmondWherever

          We like to share our oral traditions.

    • specialcircumstances

      First question I had too!

    • Danieruw

      Everything we do is protected by the Constitution!

  • CanuckDon

    He’s the Boy Named Sue!

  • spamalot78

    How is this f*cker not disbarred yet?

  • clay

    How many?

  • Jonathan Smith
  • Adam Schmidt

    I’ve got a rainbow flag flying outside my house… does this make it a house of worship and I can file for tax free status? Oh, and will FOX start airing segments on the “War on Pride”? I also want to see the President (not this one, the next one) join in for the ceremonial Throwing of the Shade to start off Pride season. And fuck all those other holidays… you must wish people a Happy Pride during June, none of that Happy Holidays crap.

    • John30013

      I’m sure there’s “worshipping” going on there 🙂

      • Adam Schmidt

        Oh yes… every day and twice on Sunday!

    • Please tell me that the prayers go along the lines of “OH GOD, YES!” 😉

  • Rocco

    I love 😍Alan Lowenthal, he used to be my Congressman. On the other hand, this 💩 turd needs to be flushed.

  • Hank

    I am currently in a Long Term Relationship, with my Mac-Mini, my MacBook Air and my iPhone. We are ALL very Happy in our Polygamous Open Relationship!!!

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    I wonder how he got married in the first place. He seems utterly charmless and only interested in being an ass to others.

  • Karl Dubhe

    A religion? FFS…

  • Frostbite

    Maybe homosexuality should be declared a religion. Wonder how hard the right wing nuts would be fighting for religious freedom then?

    • Jonathan Smith

      well, for theirs.

  • ByronK

    I have been know to perform “lewd” (according to Lovelock) acts with my Galaxy 7 Edge but it’s more of a casual thing. I usually don’t commit for more than 2 years at a time.

  • Ninja0980

    Wasn’t this asshole’s 15 minutes of fame up long ago?

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    I almost think it would be worth it to buy every single frustrated nutcase a Real Doll if it would insure they would just stay in the basement and stop being vexatious litigants.

  • RaygunsGoZap

    So you want us designated as a protected class AND you want to establish that some members of some religions aren’t allowed to marry?

    Sounds American

  • Dana Chilton

    If I’m a religion then I’m tax exempt

  • Dagoril

    He better be careful. If homosexuality becomes a recognized religion, we all gain all kinds of crazy rights!

  • leo77

    I’m not a lawyer nor do I play one on TV, but what is the legal argument being made here? Even if you could do the mental gymnastics and arrive at LGBT=religion, which isn’t going to happen, but how would that prohibit congress people from displaying the flag? If anything it would provide the rainbow flag with even greater protection as a form of religious expression. I’m pretty sure congress people can display religious symbols in their offices. I’m pretty sure there are some crosses hanging around the offices of some congress people.

    • Ben in Oakland

      Gay=religion is a theme that is very high on the list of religious antigay bigots. I know a few of them. They think that getting down on your knees in front of a man is e actly the same thing as getting down on your knees in front of Jesus. They may be right, because both will take you from behind.

      What they don’t understand is that if it is true, they had better watch out, because we have suddenly all the rights accorded to them.

  • caphillprof

    If we are a religion, then bakers and florists would be violating our religious rights.

    • CraigNJ

      And clerks who refuse to issue us marriage licenses, or justices of the peace that refuse to marry us!

  • Dagoril

    And Texas only denied him because it wasn’t Russian hooker piss porn on his laptop, right?

  • scorpiomike

    You would think a lawyer would realize that having a court of law declare homosexuality a religion would derail lots of the Christ Eaters’ hopes and dreams.

  • Macbill

    He’s definitely gay.

  • HZ81

    Kunt has a lot of free time on his hands. Think he’d use it to help somebody, but no.

  • ColdCountry

    Will someone please get this man the help he needs?

    • Natty Enquirer

      I think he would be just fine after eight inches or so.

      • Randolph Finder

        I think he’s a bigger a-hole than that

      • ColdCountry

        Of a sharp knife? Oh… no, I bet that’s not what you meant….

  • Richard B

    I think this sad ridiculous fellow protests too much and is blaming others for his own self inflicted pain.
    Is there anything more pitiful than a self loathing homosexual in denial?
    Chris Sevier has unresolved issues in regards to his own sexuality and it won’t get resolved by blaming others in a courtroom, but by spending a lot of time in a therapist office.

  • kareemachan

    I hope he gets stuck with all the legal fees this and his other shenanigans have entailed.

    Homosexuality a religion? Where does he get the money to travel around and do this?

  • sword

    Next, Sevier is going to sue any politician who displays a Confederate battle flag…”treasonous display”…Yah…Right.

  • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

    Why is this thing still roaming the streets?

    • trouble94114

      Unfortunately you can only 5150 someone who presents a direct physical threat to himself or other.

      Even then it’s only for 72 hours

  • Jefe5084

    oh, he’s a good Aryan, tho. /s

  • That nut case is certifiable. I hope th judge throws it out of court and orders Sevier to pay massive attorneys fees to the defendants for being an obvious nuisance.

  • Gregory Peterson

    Perhaps in the glorious future, an 18 year old computer will be able to give informed consent to a marriage with a human.

    Until then, however…

  • nocadrummer

    “homosexuality be declared a ‘religion,’ and marriage equality be overturned nationwide. He is also seeking $1 in damages.”

    Well, then. That’s fine. If we start allowing discrimination due to “religious convictions”, and religious symbols (e.g. “the 10 Commandments”) in government buildings, then Gay Flags should spring up EVERYWHERE.

    “Be careful what you wish for – you might get it.”

  • John Kusters

    If being gay is a religion, why the heck am I paying all these darn taxes?!? /s

    • Gianni

      My first reaction, too.

  • The_Wretched

    The court needs to declare this guy a ‘vexatious litigant’ and penalize him for the frivolous suits.

    • Edmund Allin

      The problem is that he keeps suing in differing jurisdictions.

  • JCF
  • Maggie 4NoH8

    Wait, so if homosexuality is a “religion”… We’d have more rights.

  • RedRider67

    someone’s has gayyyyyy faaaaaaaace