A man has challenged his local court after they denied his request for a marriage licence for himself and his laptop computer.
Chris Sevier has challenged his local court after officials in Utah, in the western United States, denied his request to be allowed to wed his Apple MacBook laptop.
The former lawyer argued that the discrimination towards his “machine spouse” was the same as the prejudice that homosexual couples experience.
In his 50-page-long motion he 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.”