Three House Representatives are being sued for displaying a rainbow flag outside of their Capitol Hill offices.
The plaintiff in the case is Chris Sevier who in 2014 made headlines by trying to marry his laptop to highlight his opposition to same-sex marriage.
Sevier’s suit argues that “‘homosexuality’ and other forms of self-asserted sex-based identity narratives are a ‘religion’” and rainbow flags are a religious symbol for the “homosexual denomination.” He has also suggested that the lawmakers who displayed the flag should be removed from office.
“The Defendants,” he said, “know or should know that they are advancing a threat to Democracy…to the point that they are unfit to hold office and should be removed for cause for representing an internalized danger to National Security interests.”
According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, he is seeking $1 in damages.
However, Democratic Rep. Susan Davis (right), who has been named in the lawsuit, said that the legal action has encouraged her to continue her work on equal rights for members of the LGBTQ community. She added that the rainbow flag, which has been on display since 2015, will not be removed.
The other lawmakers – all Democrats – named in the suit are Alan Lowenthal of Long Beach, Don Beyer of Virginia and Earl Blumenauer of Oregon.
Watch David Pakman on Sevier’s attempt to marry his laptop below.