After finding out that a Utah man had gone on hunger strike against the newly instated right of gay couples to marry, a Facebook group was set up to send him… encouragement.

That’s right – Trestin Meacham revealed at the weekend that he had been on hunger strike for twelve days (now 16), in order to protest against the fact that same-sex couples can now marry in the state of Utah.

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The group was set up to send pictures of delicious food to Meacham, but quickly became so much more than that.

Admittedly, some people just posted pictures of delicious looking food like these ribs

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And this ice cream…

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*Salivates* And Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

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We especially like the look of these pancakes

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But some people added the personal touch like Keith, who sent a picture of this amazing turkey for Trestin’s attention

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And these cupcakes from Melinda…

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Some used the group as a forum to share recipes for acquired tastes, and some slightly unusual dishes

Apparently this is a Mormon Jello salad (with carrots) – apt giving that Utah is known for its large Mormon population

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Some went off-piste with pictures like this one

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People definitely took advantage of the situation to use as many sausage references as possible

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Which led to pictures of food that looks like genitals. Ham anyone?

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As if salami wasn’t phallic enough

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[Insert meat and two veg joke here]

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And…

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The news apparently went trans-Atlantic as this British favourite appeared

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Our Friends at Gay Timesalso joined in posting this picture with the caption “your dinner is in the dog”

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But others used it as an educational exercise

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Any excuse to dig out this classic picture of former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum eating an *ahem* ice cream, is a winner

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But mainly it was an excuse to look at lots of pictures of delicious food…

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And… erm… Richard Simmons

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While some might say that it is cruel sending pictures of delicious food to someone on a hunger strike, surely it is cruel to stand up against the human rights of a minority?

And it looks SO delicious…

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Trestin is probably feeling a bit like this now…

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Although he did tweet this on Saturday

We think sandwiches just won’t cut it for lunch today.