869: (319/365) Love is Love

For what seems like an age, Australia has been torn apart by a divisive postal survey that the incumbent government decided was the best way to determine what the right thing to do was:

Ignoring world trends, common decency and justice, we “voted” on whether 2 people who love each other should be allowed to marry. Labelled the “Same Sex Marriage Debate”, it became an embarrassing mud slinging match as conservative bigots surfaced all sorts of reasons why this was a bad idea.

Thankfully, the majority (61%) of Australians said “Yes”, this (theoretically) now means the government has a MANDATE (hahaha, sorry, my inner 7 year old took over for a moment) to change our constitution so “Marriage” becomes a union between a loving couple, regardless of gender, orientation, hair colour, religion, IQ or political ideology.

I _want_ to feel good about this, but if I am honest I am really angry. As a nation, in this economic climate, to WASTE 122 MILLION DOLLARS to decide what any sensible person already knew is galling at best, criminal at worst. Let us hope the change comes without any further angst, hurt, bigotry and harm being caused.

I created a fold – this is an original, based on a 4×1 rectangle with a rainbow stripe. Using Tomoko Fuse-like triangular gusset pleats and then teasing their apex slightly we get a rather lovely 3D round semi-circular rainbow – the chosen symbol of the LGBTQI community. 

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