A man who claims he got "married" to his laptop in New Mexico is demanding that a Colorado Christian baker - who is currently at the center of a gay cake lawsuit - make him a wedding cake for his union with his device and wants state recognition for the man-object marriage.
Chris Sevier, a self-identified "machinist," has filed a lawsuit to demand that Masterpiece Cakeshop baker Jack Phillips be compelled to make a wedding cake for him and his laptop. He also filed a lawsuit to demand recognition from Utah for his nontraditional marriage, The Washington Times reported.
"If marriage based on self-asserted sex-based identity narratives is a 'fundamental right,' 'individual right,' 'existing right,' based on a 'personal choice' for homosexuals, then clearly it is also a 'fundamental right,' 'individual right,' 'existing right,' based on a 'personal choice' for polygamists, zoophiles and machinists," explained Sevier and several other self-identified polygamists in the lawsuit against the cakeshop.
Legal analysts view Sevier's lawsuit as a stretch, but a Utah judge allowed it to go on. Analysts also think that the self-proclaimed machinist wants to see how far the 2015 ruling on nontraditional unions can go.
Meanwhile, Phillips is set to face the Supreme Court this year for his appeal against a penalty for his refusal to serve a same-sex couple for their wedding.
This is not the only time that Sevier has been involved in unusual cases. He recently sued Democratic politicians, including Congresswoman Susan Davis, for displaying a rainbow pride flag outside their respective offices, Fox 40 detailed.
Sacramento LGBT Community Center executive director David Heitstuman says the pride flag conveyed the message that all people are welcome. However, Sevier wants them to be taken down, saying they were a religious symbol.
Attorney Mike Wise calls the lawsuit "frivolous" and added that the judge would probably ditch the case right away. He said there was no basis for the claim that the flag represented religion.