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Only in America: Trying to marry your computer

A Florida man asks the court for permission to marry his "porn-filled Apple computer" — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation

As a protest against gay marriage, a Florida man asked a federal appeals court for permission to marry his "porn-filled Apple computer." If gay people "have the right to marry their object of sexual desire," argued Chris Sevier, "then I should have the right to marry my preferred sexual object." But a judge rejected his request to extend marriage equality to "other minority sexual orientation groups."