An American man has launched a court challenge for the right to marry his laptop because he feels it’s the same thing as same sex marriage.
Chris Sevier filed a 50-page motion to the 10th US Circuit Court of Appeal because he was denied the right to marry his MacBook “machine spouse” by Utah officials.
He argues the love he has for the “porn-filled” Apple device is no different to that shared between gay partners.
The move is an intervention in a separate lawsuit challenging the state’s same-sex marriage ban.
In his motion, Mr Sevier wrote: “They discriminated against me when they rejected my request to marry my computer.
“I approached the Utah clerk to have a marriage licence issued for me and my machine-spouse.
“The clerk denied my request for a marriage licence … my object of affection was outside the scope of the narrow definition.”
He added: “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.”
Last year Mr Sevier filed a lawsuit trying to intervene in similar circumstances in Florida.
The judge threw out his challenge, suggesting it was “removed from reality” and saying it had “no place” in the ongoing lawsuit.
And he also attempted to claim damages from Apple for failing to add a “safe mode” to his computer, which he said led to his pornography addiction.