News (USA)

This man is trying to reverse same-sex marriage by marrying his laptop

This man is trying to reverse same-sex marriage by marrying his laptop

Chris Sevier is a lawyer from Texas and, he reveals, an EDM producer.

In fact, he claims he’s “hardcore involved in the music industry.”

He’s also hardcore involved with his Mac computer, or so he says.

Sevier just filed a lawsuit against Governor Greg Abbott, the Harris County district court, and Attorney General Ken Paxton — all because they aren’t allowing him to marry his laptop.

He insists that marriage between a same-sex couple is exactly the same as marrying your computer.

He argues that under Obergefell vs. Hodges, the US Supreme Court has made it legal to do “morally disgusting things,” so obviously he’s less interested in actually marrying his computer, and more intent on having last summer’s landmark decision reversed.

Talking to The Houston Press, he said, “The question is, should we have policies that encourage that kind of lifestyle? The state is not doing anyone any favors by encouraging people to live that lifestyle. We have to define marriage.”

“[This lawsuit] is not a matter of who’s on the right side of history,” he says. “This is about who is on the right side of reality. Are we just delusional?”

Attorney General Paxton has filed a motion to dismiss the case, the same man who encouraged officials to defy the same-sex marriage ruling.

The Houston Press reports:

Not even Paxton, who was among the country’s ringleaders in resistance to gay marriage last year, has any interest in Sevier’s plan to overturn Obergefell. He filed a motion to dismiss the case; a judge even asked Sevier to please limit his legal filings to 20 pages.

Don't forget to share:

Support vital LGBTQ+ journalism

Reader contributions help keep LGBTQ Nation free, so that queer people get the news they need, with stories that mainstream media often leaves out. Can you contribute today?

Cancel anytime · Proudly LGBTQ+ owned and operated