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A man has launched a court challenge for the right to marry his laptop.
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.”