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Rep. Susan Davis sued for displaying Pride flag outside her office

Along with the rainbow flag, Davis also has the U.S. and California flags displayed outside her office entrance. 
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The office of Rep. Susan Davis

Three House members in addition to Rep. Susan Davis of San Diego are being sued for displaying rainbow flags outside their offices on Capitol Hill.

Chris Sevier (pictured left), an attorney and longtime opponent of same-sex marriage is the plaintiff in the case. He has sued and lost another case in which he wanted to marry a laptop computer. That suit was an extreme point he wanted to make about policies on marriage equality.

Reps. Alan Lowenthal of Long Beach, Don Beyer of Virginia and Earl Blumenauer of Oregon are Democrats and included in the lawsuit with Davis. 

“It is especially offensive to see this type of hateful behavior right after our city celebrated Pride with a record high turnout,” said Davis. “It’s disheartening that in this day and age this is still an issue. Be assured that hateful lawsuits are not going to stop me from celebrating our nation’s diversity.”

Along with the rainbow flag, Davis also has the U.S. and California flags displayed outside her office entrance. 

The lengthy complaint is 38-pages long and in it asks that the federal Court in the District of Columbia determine that “homosexuality” is a “religion” and that the Pride flag is a symbol for the “homosexual denomination” reports The San Diego Union Tribune.

He would like to see the members of Congress remove the flags.

Sevier has also asked the court to reinstate prohibition of sodomy laws and overturn their landmark Obergefell V. Hodges ruling which allowed same-sex couples to marry nationwide in 2015.

He is asking for $1 in damages.

Additionally, he would like to see every member who displayed the rainbow flag removed from office.

“The Defendants know or should know that they are advancing a threat to Democracy,” he said, “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.”

Although Servier insists that the flags be removed, he offers an alternative plan in which members of Congress could display various flags which support polygamists, zoophiles, heterosexuals, and machinist; a person who is attracted to inanimate objects of which he says he identifies.

Servier has sued other states for the right to marry inanimate objects.

“Over time, I began preferring sex with my computer over sex with real women,” he told a Florida court in May 2014. 

In his current complaint, Servier writes, “Yet, the county clerks continue to issue him and his preferred spouse a marriage license for reasons that are arbitrary.”

The Tribune notes that the Pride flag is not a religious symbol, however, faith displays such as The Ten Commandments are permitted on government properties because they also have non-religious purposes. 

Rep. Susan Davis has been a longtime advocate for civil and LGBT rights. Not only does she support marriage equality, she is also a proponent for nondiscrimination based on sexual orientation in the workplace. 

She is the U.S. Representative for California's 53rd congressional district and oversees central and eastern portions of San Diego.