Ben Winslow reports at Salt Lake City’s Fox affiliate:
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a man seeking the right to marry his laptop. In an order obtained by FOX 13 on Monday, U.S. District Court Judge David Nuffer rejected a lawsuit leveled by Chris Sevier, who argued that if same-sex marriage is legal he should be allowed to marry his computer. He also amended his lawsuit to include John Gunter, Jr., and Whitney Kohl, who sought the right to enter into a polygamous marriage.
Sevier sued Utah Governor Gary Herbert, Attorney General Sean Reyes and Utah County Clerk Bryan Thompson, who refused to issue wedding licenses in the litigation. In his order, Judge Nuffer accepted a magistrate judge’s recommendation to toss the litigation. It essentially declared Sevier wasn’t really interested in the right to marry a computer, but to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s Obergefell v. Hodges ruling that made same-sex marriage legal nationwide.
In court filings, the state of Utah seemed both amused and perplexed by the lawsuit. Not only did it argue he didn’t have a case, but at one point the Utah Attorney General’s Office told the judge that unless Sevier’s laptop was over 15 — it couldn’t consent to any marriage.
As I’ve reported many times over the years, this nutjob has tried the same thing in multiple states. But today’s ruling is perhaps the most ironic, because this time the state of Utah was forced to defend evil homo marriage in court.
Not incidentally, Sevier is also behind the GOP’s very recent attempt in South Carolina to have same-sex marriages classified as “parody marriages.” Last year he sued several Democratic members of the US House for displaying rainbow flags outside their offices. Sevier says he’ll appeal today’s ruling in Utah.