An angry Utah man has devised a brilliant plan to protest the federal ruling that made same-sex marriage legal in his state last month. Trestin Meacham told ABC reporter Brian Carlson that he is “very disappointed” in the ruling and has chosen to fast until it is overturned or nullified.
According to Meacham, he’s been surviving on water and “weekly vitamin supplements” for the past 12 days. He’s lost 25 pounds and (gasp!) had to punch a new hole in his belt to make it fit. He says “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.”
Apparently this is not about hating gays, either:
This has nothing to do with hatred of a group of people. I have friends and relatives who practice a homosexual lifestyle and I treat them with the same respect and kindness that I would anyone. This is about religious freedom, and an out of control federal government.
Also according to Meacham’s blog, there is a simple fix to the fasting madness (as if the federal government cares). He believes Utah can nullify the federal 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,” he said. “If this law remains, the natural rights of free speech and religious freedom, vouched safe by the first Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, will be violated.”
If you care to be notified of the day when Trestin finally orders a pizza, follow his struggle on Facebook, where this free speech crusader will “block you” for “posting negative things.”