Update: It's over—anti-gay dietary activist Trestin Meacham apparently swayed the highest court in the land with his non-eating streak. Meacham broke his fast with yogurt following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to stay same-sex marriage until the state can appeal to the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver.

 

Meecham told reporters that he was seeking to roll back same-sex marriage by following in the foot steps of other activitsts and starving himself—apparently bullying the Supremes into a stay was enough.

For more than 12 days Meacham had been ingesting only water and multivitamins.

He explained to a Channel 4 reporter: "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."

Gay rights advocates fear Meacham may be the beginning of a wave of solidarity on Utah's political right.

Imagine the impact of Eagle Forum's Gayle Ruzicka and Paul Mero of Sutherland Institute jumping aboard this powerful starving-to-stop-gay-marriage juggernaut? And will they stop with Utah's ban or continue until a U.S. Constitutional amendment passes to prohibit same-sex marriage?

It's certainly cheaper than taking it to the courts.

Finally: Somebody please get a web camera on Trestin.