It’s a p.r. stunt lawsuit…that’s been allowed to move forward by a court. Yup. You can’t even be funny anymore.
Chris Sevier says that if same-sex couples are able to get married and demand that Christian bakers make them wedding cakes, then he should be allowed to marry his laptop and demand a cake to celebrate the union between one man and one machine.
The self-identified “machinist” says he married his laptop in a ceremony in New Mexico, and now he has sued to demand that a Colorado baker — who is already in court after refusing to bake for a same-sex marriage — must be compelled to make cakes for him and his computer “bride.” He also has filed a lawsuit demanding that Utah recognize his man-object marriage.
It’s the latest battlefront in an increasingly thorny area of law, after the U.S. Supreme Court in 2015 established a constitutional right to same-sex marriage.
While legal analysts said the case is a stretch, a judge in Utah has allowed part of that lawsuit to proceed, and analysts concede that Mr. Sevier’s claims get to the heart of how far the 2015 Obergefell ruling stretches when it comes to nontraditional unions.
As you might recall, Masterpiece Cakeshop baker Jack Phillips is already knee deep in court manure and is expected to have his case about being forced to make a cake for a gay marriage heard in the U.S. Supreme Court this year.
John Eastman, a law professor at Chapman University in California, said the case had merit, even though it was clearly a stunt, because the 2015 Obergefell same-sex marriage ruling was that “biological sex has nothing to do with marriage.”
Advice to those considering filing crazy lawsuits. Nothing is crazy anymore. Everything must be taken soooooo seriously. I know you think you’re highlighthing legal hypocrisy but please remember, you might just make things worse.