Utah Politician Trestin Meacham is fasting in protest to same sex marriage. Utah courts ruled in favor of marriage equality, but Meacham says he will not eat until the state bans same sex marriage.
“I cannot stand by and do nothing while this evil takes root in my home,” Meacham says. “It is time for the State to stop wasting time. Our so-called conservative lawmakers need to show some courage and stand against this judicial tyranny. They need to exert the will of the people.”
He has not eaten since December 21st and lost a reported 25 pounds. He says he will only eat when the state disobeys the federal government be reinstating the ban on same sex marriage. The Supreme Court ruled that nullification is unconstitutional, but Meacham wants Utah legislature to nullify the federal law.
The state of Utah is already scheduled to spend $2 million dollars to fight the Supreme Court ruling that same sex marriages are legal under the constitution.