Utah Man Starving Himself To Stop Same-Sex Marriage
Are we sure Trestin Meacham isn't just on a New Year's GOOP cleanse?
The Utah man is vowing to go without food until the state halts same-sex marriages. He hasn't eaten anything in 12 days (with the exception of some vitamins and water) and has lost 25 pounds so we're pretty sure he's probably close to his goal weight.
As Meacham explains:
"You can start a blog and you can complain on social networks until you're blue in the face and nothing will happen but actions speak louder than words and I'm taking action," said Meacham.
Meacham tells Reporter Brian Carlson he's fasting to convince Utah to exercise the option of “nullification.” It's posted on Meacham's blog. According to his interpretation of states’ rights, Utah can nullify the recent federal court ruling by simply choosing not to follow it.
"Jefferson made clear that the courts are not the supreme arbitrators of what is and what is not constitutional. The states also have power," said Meacham.
Check out this video report on Meacham's hunger strike:
What's your take on Meacham's hunger strike, Instincters?