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Trestin Meacham’s hunger strike against Utah’s gay marriage? Is a movie next?

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Trestin Meacham’s hunger strike might have some perplexed, even if they don’t agree with the issue at hand. The Utah man is on a hunger strike until the courts in Utah strike down the law that same-sex couples can be married. According to the Huffington Post on Saturday, the man has lost 25 pounds as he hasn’t eaten for two weeks.

Deciding that the idea of same sex marriages are “evil” the man has no intentions of eating until the law is struck down. Posting his reasoning on his website, Meacham believes that District Court Judge Robert Shelby’s decision violates Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution. Now whether that is true is a court issue, but it still begs for people to ask if it is logical to have a hunger strike based on an idea that he isn’t immediately impacted by on any realm.

Remember the Golden Globe winning movie “Iron Jawed Angels?” It was a 2004 film with Hilary Swank that outlines how her character Alice Paul made a difference by starting a hunger strike. The film was set in the 1910s and is based on a true story. The women in prison stopped eating to draw attention to the lack of American women's rights. In particular, the right to vote was one of the biggest issues of the time and the best opportunity to being treated equal. The film was based on a true story and offered insight on how people change the world to make sure everyone is equal.

Other hunger strikes featured in films include “Hunger” based on the true story of the 1981 hunger strike in which Irish republican prisoners protested and even “Ghandi,” which covered the life of Mahatma Gandhi who used his hunger strike to help his countrymen through a nonviolent means.

Hunger strikes usually draw attention to issues that are unjust and unfair. Rarely do hunger strikes provide a look into reversing actions of equality. And usually the individuals are part of the equation to a resolution (or just even close enough to have a part.)

It’s interesting how this idea of hunger strikes to demand equality is seen so differently in the movies. We have to wonder how long until this hunger strike becomes a made-for-TV movie.


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