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Someone needs to pick their fights a little better. something with so little importance to anyone not gay.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/0 ... 37434.html

It seems like things may have reached a whole new level of crazy in Utah.

Trestin Meacham, a 35-year-old Utah man, is allegedly refusing to eat anything until the state nullifies its recent decision to allow same-sex couples to get married.

At the time the above video was released, Meacham had reportedly gone 12 days without food -- surviving only on water and an occasional vitamin -- and has lost 25 pounds.

“I cannot stand by and do nothing while this evil takes root in my home," the 35-year-old reportedly wrote on his blog. "Some things in life are worth sacrificing one’s health and even life if necessary. I am but a man, and do not have the money and power to make any noticeable influence in our corrupt system. Nevertheless, I can do something that people in power cannot ignore."

Meacham claims he will fast until Utah decides to nullify the court's decision -- nullification being a theory that the states have authority in all matters, not the federal government. It is a theory that has reportedly been used previously in an attempt to prevent integration in the public school system in the 1950s.

Greg Skordas, an attorney interviewed by 4Utah, reportedly stated that nullification is not an appropriate theory in the case of same-sex marriage in Utah. "If people want to change that they have to go through the appropriate processes," he stated. "When individual personal liberties are at stake the state can't infringe on that, even if it's the will of the people."

This isn't the first time that extreme anti-gay demonstrations have taken place in protest of a state's decision to legalize same-sex marriage. In late November, Illinois Bishop Thomas John Paprocki held an exorcism at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception "in reparation" for the state's decision to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples.

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Someone needs to pick their fights a little better. something with so little importance to anyone not gay.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/0 ... 37434.html

It seems like things may have reached a whole new level of crazy in Utah.

Trestin Meacham, a 35-year-old Utah man, is allegedly refusing to eat anything until the state nullifies its recent decision to allow same-sex couples to get married.

At the time the above video was released, Meacham had reportedly gone 12 days without food -- surviving only on water and an occasional vitamin -- and has lost 25 pounds.

“I cannot stand by and do nothing while this evil takes root in my home," the 35-year-old reportedly wrote on his blog. "Some things in life are worth sacrificing one’s health and even life if necessary. I am but a man, and do not have the money and power to make any noticeable influence in our corrupt system. Nevertheless, I can do something that people in power cannot ignore."

Meacham claims he will fast until Utah decides to nullify the court's decision -- nullification being a theory that the states have authority in all matters, not the federal government. It is a theory that has reportedly been used previously in an attempt to prevent integration in the public school system in the 1950s.

Greg Skordas, an attorney interviewed by 4Utah, reportedly stated that nullification is not an appropriate theory in the case of same-sex marriage in Utah. "If people want to change that they have to go through the appropriate processes," he stated. "When individual personal liberties are at stake the state can't infringe on that, even if it's the will of the people."

This isn't the first time that extreme anti-gay demonstrations have taken place in protest of a state's decision to legalize same-sex marriage. In late November, Illinois Bishop Thomas John Paprocki held an exorcism at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception "in reparation" for the state's decision to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples.

“I cannot stand by and do nothing while this evil takes root in my home," the 35-year-old reportedly wrote. Are members of the LGBT community camped out in your living room? The garage, maybe? No? Suck it up, cupcake.

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Despite extreme protests like this, it seems like most conservatives resign themselves when gay marriage comes to their state. For all the hysteria that culture war issues generate, they are nowhere near as divisive as racial or socioeconomic issues.

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I am not sure if Utah has laws on involuntary psychiatric holds, or if it does what qualifies, but it seems like this man is a danger to himself. I could see someone like this being 5150'd in California.

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Oh no! One man with no ties to the cause is on a hunger strike! We have no choice but to reverse the decision! :roll:

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I'll be sure to go to one of the many LGBT friendly businesses in my neighborhood this weekend and get something to eat in his honor.

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Dude, we can't even get the government to listen to hunger strikers in Guantanamo, and they have a much more valid complaint. Now, admittedly, they aren't *white*, but still.

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He will quietly go back to eating one day. I highly doubt he will really starve himself to death.

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He will quietly go back to eating one day. I highly doubt he will really starve himself to death.

On his Facebook page he's counting the days. He's also letting everyone know what radio/tv stations he'll be on and that he's getting death threats from the "tolerant" liberals (paraphrasing, his words). Frankly, he sounds like kind of an attention whore. Maybe when he decides to quietly stop, I'll bring it up day after day just for fun (or until he blocks me).

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I am pretty sure he isn't getting death threats; at least nothing more than anyone else who has ever been in the news for equally insane BS has received.

Maybe lots of "fine starve yourself... no one cares, jackass" type of responses, but those are not death treats. "I'm coming to your house and will hunt you down" is a (possible) death threat.

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I am pretty sure he isn't getting death threats; at least nothing more than anyone else who has ever been in the news for equally insane BS has received.

Maybe lots of "fine starve yourself... no one cares, jackass" type of responses, but those are not death treats. "I'm coming to your house and will hunt you down" is a (possible) death threat.

He is an attention whore so I would not put it past him to stretch the truth about things like death threats.

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If he's not eating, he'll have more time to watch gay porn. :P

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I am not sure if Utah has laws on involuntary psychiatric holds, or if it does what qualifies, but it seems like this man is a danger to himself. I could see someone like this being 5150'd in California.

i wonder will his family let him continue till he is physicaly ill ( human can go 30 days with out food) or until the lime light is off?

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I thought he might appreciate funeral potatoes.

Shit! Y.ou beat me to the funeral potatoes..... I'm gonna go eat worms.

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Go ahead, bro. If he fails, he might learn that LGBT rights aren't so terrible and don't even affect him after all. And, if he keeps striking...eventually, one would have either a very weak bigot, or one less bigot in the world. Win-win.

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He says he deleted the so called death threats. I don't think he got one. I love how people are sending him pictures of food on twitter. Oh, and he's got a fiance in Thailand. Oh I wish you could meet my girlfriend, but you can't because she is in Thailand!

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If he's not eating, he'll have more time to watch gay porn. :P

He definitely red-lined the needle on my gaydar.

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“I cannot stand by and do nothing while this evil takes root in my home," the 35-year-old reportedly wrote. Are members of the LGBT community camped out in your living room? The garage, maybe? No? Suck it up, cupcake.

I noticed that "in my home" remark too. Who does he think he is?

Oi Trestan!

Enjoy your slow, painful death from starvation you arrogant bastard! One less homophobe to worry about.

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