Monday, 11 July 2016
"Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis, who recently claimed victory in a long-standing religious freedom, gay-marriage case, is facing a new lawsuit from a man whom she denied a license to marry his laptop computer.
Liberty Counsel explained in a press release that the plaintiff, Mark "Chris" Sevier, is looking to argue that marriages between same-sex couples have the same legitimacy as a human marrying an inanimate object.
Sevier has also named Governor Matt Bevin and Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear in the lawsuit.
"This lawsuit is frivolous," said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel. "There is obviously no right for a man to marry a machine. When you make gender irrelevant to a gender-based relationship you open Pandora's box and make a mockery out of marriage."
Davis made nationwide news back in 2015 when she spent six days in jail for her refusal to allow her name to be placed on marriage certificates authorizing same-sex marriages due to her religious beliefs that marriage is solely between a man and a woman.
Davis continued refusing to have her own name or title on such licenses, though later agreed to not interfere with deputies who choose to issue gay marriage certificates."