HOUSTON (WATE) – A former Tennessee lawyer filed a lawsuit in Texas claiming the state is preventing him from marrying his laptop.
Mark “Chris” Sevier claims Harris County, Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton are getting in the way of his 14th amendment right, according to The Houston Chronicle.
The lawsuit says Sevier wants to marry his 2011 MacBook. However, his request for a marriage license was rejected by Harris County.
Sevier has filed similar lawsuits in Tennessee, Utah and Florida.
The Associated Press says Sevier was charged with stalking a 17-year-old girl and country singer John Rich in 2013. Tennessee’s General Sessions Judge Casey Moreland ordered Sevier to wear a GPS device until he had a mental evaluation. The judge told Sevier to not mention the singer or the minor on social media, according to the AP.
Investigators say Sevier sent Rich emails and a photo of himself half-naked with an American flag. In the photo, Sevier looked as if he was covered in blood, according to The Tennessean.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton asked a federal court to drop Sevier’s lawsuit.
Paxton told the Chronicle, “The right to marry one’s computer is not an interest, objectively, deeply rooted in the nation’s history and tradition such that it qualifies as a protected interest.”
Sevier believes same-sex couples are harming the U.S. Constitution. He says he is a Christian electronic music producer.