Chris Sevier has married his laptop in a ceremony in New Mexico and he is demanding that the marriage should be recognised by the state. Not only that, Chris is also demanding that a Christian baker should be compelled to bake him and his computer bride a wedding cake.
Chris, a self-identified “machinist” says if same-sex couples are able to get married and demand that Christian bakers make them wedding cakes, then he should be allowed to marry his laptop and demand a cake. He says the union between man and machine should also be recognised just like every other union. He filed a lawsuit demanding that Utah recognize his man-object marriage.
He is insisting that the baker who should make his cake should be a Colorado baker who is already in court after refusing to bake for a same-sex marriage. He filed a lawsuit to that effect.
After the U.S. Supreme Court established a constitutional right to same-sex marriage in 2015, others with various unconventional sexual orientation have been coming forward with outrageous demands. Legal analysts say Chris’ case is a stretch, however, a judge in Utah has allowed part of that lawsuit to proceed. Analysts concede that Chris’ claims get to the heart of how far the 2015 Obergefell ruling stretches when it comes to non-traditional unions.
Chris Sevier and several self-identified polygamists filed a lawsuit against Masterpiece Cakeshop, the Colorado baker they are challenging.
Their lawsuit read in part: “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.”
Masterpiece Cakeshop baker Jack Phillips is slated to appear in the Supreme Court this year after justices said they would hear his appeal of a Colorado civil rights office that penalized him for refusing to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding.