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Man who tried to marry his laptop to protest gay marriage is now trying to ban porn

Jess Glass March 27, 2018

Kluge claimed he was blocked from accessing staff email (Creative Commons)

A man who attempted to marry his laptop in five states has begun a campaign against pornography.

Chris Sevier has been promoting legislation across the United States that would automatically ban pornography on all internet devices unless a user pays $20.

Sevier is best known for his attempts to marry his laptop, filed in multiple states after the passage of marriage equality.

It is unclear whether Sevier would ban both heterosexual and gay porn.

The serial author of nuisance lawsuits has begun to campaign for what he calls the “Elizabeth Smart Law” named after Utah resident Elizabeth Smart who was kidnapped in 2002.

Elizabeth Smart has reportedly sent a cease and desist to Sevier, asking for her name to be removed from the bill.

(Photo by Douglas C. Pizac/Getty Images)

However, Sevier has not been deterred, saying: “We don’t really care what it’s called. We just want it to pass. And we’re going to see to it that it passes, and the law is on our side.”

Previously, legal troll Sevier has sued five states for the right to tie the knot to his Macbook, claiming his right to tie the knot to his computer is the same as any gay couple’s right to marry.

Sevier, who has filed action in Texas, Utah, Tennessee, South Carolina and Kentucky, claimed that because same-sex marriage is legal the state of Utah must also allow him to tie the knot with his computer.

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Civil rights group the American Civil Liberties Union has condemned the proposed legislation as a potential infringement on privacy.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation also opposes the idea and has highlighted a worrying trend — similar legislation has been proposed in 18 states over the past two years.

The state of Rhode Island is expected to hear a draft bill today.

Last year, Sevier sued the state of Utah, claiming that because same-sex marriage is legal the state of Utah must also allow him to tie the knot with his computer.

His lawsuit contended that the defendants “[issue] marriage licenses to individuals who self-identify as homosexual, but he refuses to issue marriage licenses to zoophiles, machinists, and polygamists license on a basis that can only be described as procedurally arbitrary”.

In a similar suit in Alabama, Sevier claimed that gays are given “special treatment” in the state because their unions are recognised, unlike those to inanimate objects.

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The state responded to his lawsuit – explaining that his laptop is in fact under the age of consent.

More: anti-porn, chris sevier, porn, Porn restriction, US

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