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Suspended Tenn. lawyer tries to argue for his right to marry his ‘porn filled’ computer

By Arturo Garcia
Monday, May 5, 2014 22:51 EDT
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A former Tennessee attorney was rebuffed in his attempt to file a motion arguing for his right to marry his laptop, which he claimed is full of pornographic material.

Gawker reported that Mark “Chris” Sevier described himself as an advocate for “other minority sexual orientation groups” in his 24-page motion, an attempt to intervene in a lawsuit challenging the state’s refusal to recognize same-sex marriages performed elsewhere.

Sevier’s brief stated that if gay couples are allowed to marry “their object of sexual desire, even if they lack corresponding sexual parts, then I should have the right to marry my preferred sexual object.”

The brief identified Sevier’s laptop, which he said was sold to him without any filters for blocking adult material, leaving him succeptible to becoming addicted to pornography.

“Over time, I began preferring sex with my computer over sex with real women,” Sevier’s brief stated. “Naturally, I ‘fell in love’ with my computer and preferred having sex with it over all other persons or things, as a result of classic conditioning upon orgasm.”

However, Judge Robert Hale dismissed Sevier’s motion, writing, “Perhaps the motion is satirical. Or perhaps it is only removed from reality. Either way, the motion has no place in this lawsuit.” Sevier has reportedly filed a similar motion in a case challenging Utah’s ban on marriage equality.

Last year, Sevier sued Apple, claiming that his porn addiction wrecked his marriage and led him “to experience emotional distress to the point of hospitalization.” He also sued the network A&E for suspending Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson over homophobic remarks Robertson made in an interview with GQ magazine.

But Sevier has also been accused of stalking country singer John Rich, and was arrested for allegedly stalking a 13-year-old girl and following her home from her job at a Nashville coffee shop.

Sevier was allegedly suspended from practicing law in Tennessee in 2011 for “mental infirmity or illness.”

[Image via Chris Sevier official Facebook page]

Arturo Garcia
Arturo Garcia
Arturo R. García is the managing editor at Racialicious.com. He is based in San Diego, California and has written for both print and broadcast media, including contributions to GlobalComment.com, The Root and Comment Is Free. Follow him on Twitter at @ABoyNamedArt
 
 
 
 
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