Friday, January 3, 2014

Utah Man Goes on Hunger Strike to Stop Gay Marriage

Utah's ban on same-sex marriage got struck down back on 12/20/13 and since then hundreds of gay and lesbian couples have been marrying in that state while the Utah Attorney General's Office continues to stumble with its efforts to successfully file for a stay on new same-sex marriage while they appeal that federal court decision. Since the 20th, a Utah resident named Trestin Meacham has been on a strict hunger strike and vows to abstain from food until the gay weddings stop:
I began a fast on Saturday the 21st of December; and will continue the fast until the State of Utah exercises its right of nullification. I will go without food or drink, but will continue to drink water, and take weekly vitamin supplements.  
On Friday the 20th of December, a federal judge overturned the State Constitution of Utah and ruled against and its restriction against same sex marriage. In so doing, Article 1 Section 8 and the 10th Amendment of the U.S Constitution were violated. Even worse a law voted on by a strong majority of the people of Utah was rescinded, thus robbing the people of their voice in government. And 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.  
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.
Meacham believes that the Utah legislature can nullify the recent court decision simply by choosing to ignore it.

It is my understand that Meacham has lost 25 pounds since beginning his hunger strike.

1 comment:

Don Charles said...

Jon,

This man has mental health issues. Bet on it!