Utah says there is no constitutional right to marry your laptop

Carlos McKnight of Washington, waves a flag in support of gay marriage outside of the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., June 26, 2015. | Associated Press photo by Jacquelyn Martin. St. George News

SALT LAKE CITY — There is no constitutional right to marry a laptop, the Utah Attorney General’s Office said in a new court filing.

Responding to a lawsuit filed against Gov. Gary Herbert, Attorney General Sean Reyes, and Utah County Clerk Bryan Thompson, lawyers for the state asked a federal judge to dismiss it.

Chris Sevier sued the state of Utah, arguing that if same-sex marriage is legal he should be allowed to marry his computer. He recently amended his lawsuit to include John Gunter, Jr., and Whitney Kohl, who are arguing for the right to enter into a polygamous marriage.

Sevier has a history of filing similar lawsuits in other states. He is acting as his own attorney in this lawsuit and has been barred from practicing law in Tennessee.

“Plaintiffs contend that because the courts have recognized same-sex individuals’ right to marry, this Court should further expand the right to marry to include unions between a person and a laptop computer and unions between multiple partners,” assistant Utah Attorney General David Wolf wrote in the filing, adding:

“These claims are untenable as a matter of law because Plaintiffs lack standing to bring these claims and the right to marry has not been indefinitely expanded, nor should it be. Simply put, marrying a laptop computer or multiple partners are not rights protected by the Constitution.”

Read the full story here:  Fox13Now.com.

Written by BEN WINSLOW, Fox13Now.com

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4 Comments

  • Proud Rebel May 31, 2017 at 8:02 pm

    I wonder if this dirt bag ever did an honest days work, or if he was born a scum sucking freeloader. To bad there isn’t a death penalty for filing frivolous lawsuits.

  • comments May 31, 2017 at 10:45 pm

    The more thought I put into homosexual “marriage” the more absurd the whole thing seems. I think a marriage should always include 1 husband and 1 wife. I understand that with gays there’s usually a… let’s just say there’s kind a wife and then… u get the idea. And with lesbians you’ve got the bull dyke and then there’s the submissive feminine one. It’s really no less absurd than allowing someone to “marry” a goat or a dog, etc. They may as well have just flushed the whole concept of marriage straight down the crapper and ended the whole thing altogether. LBA is right, when evil is called good and vice versa u know we are in trouble, and I aint even religious in the slightest, but moral relativism I think is a dangerous path to be heading down, this includes polygamy and homosexual “marriages”.

  • 42214 June 1, 2017 at 11:45 am

    If you can’t marry your laptop, can you at least have a lap dance with it?

  • ladybugavenger June 1, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    2 Timothy 3:1-4

    But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,

    Isaiah 5:20
    Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!

    We are in the end of times…

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