I am living in a very liberal and tolerant country and work in modern and forward thinking company. Homosexuals in Switzerland are allowed to get married. With my employer homosexual couples can name their partner as beneficiary to the deposited pension funds (like heterosexual unmarried couples like Mark and I were). So to me, restrictions like this are totally incomprehensible and discriminating. In order to show our sympathy and support to our homosexual and transgender friends and colleagues Jezz and I decided to show a Rainbow Mani today.
For my Rainbow Mani I choose an all Cult Nails mani - I find their colors sunny, happy and totally rainbowy.
Ingredients from left:
Love At First Sight, Party Time, Riot, Be Loco, You're My Dandy Lion
Jezz has created the most wonderful rainbow mani go and check it out - and for any of you who want to join us in our protest - please feel free to add your mani through the below link. It will remain open for a month - this battle is ongoing and nowhere near ended so any statement at any time is always apt and timely - thank you for considering joining us!!!
Final thoughts: Only a few decades back it wasn't possible in Switzerland to rent an apartment as an unmarried couple. Much less visit your loved one in hospital if his family didn't approve of you and to name your partner as beneficiary for our pension funds or in your will was simply unthinkable - the Swiss have managed to step out of this pattern and accept that people have the freedom to choose their way of living together. I could not imagine living in a society where I have to possibly hide my love from family and friends or fearing discrimination at work if my unmarried status would have become known. Mark and I were always completely and hundred percent accepted as couple be it from our families, friends, working colleagues or authorities. And now, after Mark passed away earlier this year, I also experienced an equal accepting behavior from all involved. We were lovers, partners, companions staying true to each other in good and bad days - the fact that we remained unmarried by choice did not matter and doesn't matter to the day. I wish this freedom to the homosexuals and transgenders of this world too!!
I look forward to your respectful comments!!! Thanks for visiting!!!