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Man's court battle to marry MacBook

Apple fan challenges Utah court; wants to be joined in matrimony with 'machine spouse'

In his motion, Sevier wrote: "They discriminated against me when they rejected my request to marry my computer."
In his motion, Sevier wrote: "They discriminated against me when they rejected my request to marry my computer."

A US man has been denied the right to marry his laptop by courts in Utah, online media reported.

Chris Sevier, a former lawyer has since filed a 50-page motion with the 10th US Circuit Court of Appeal and argued that his affection for his MacBook ‘machine spouse' constituted legitimate grounds for matrimonial union.

In his 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."

He added: "If anything, my marriage to a machine possesses less of a risk, since a possible acrimonious divorce proceeding could be avoided, if the marriage fails."