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This Delicious Rainbow Potato Flag Makes Us Hungry For Australian Marriage Equality

Spuds for equality.

There are many ways to voice you support for marriage equality -- including, apparently, super starchy ones.

Australian students Will Richards, 18, and Daniel Butson, 16, recently drove more than 430 miles and spent $1,500 to build a giant, rainbow flag out of 1,000 potatoes to take a stand against the Australian government's decision to put off a vote on marriage equality until after the next federal election in 2016.

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Richards and Butson took a short break from their side business, Potato Messenger -- which delivers potatoes with 140-character messages on them anywhere in the country for $10 -- to make a pro-LGBT statement using the spuds. According to an interview with BuzzFeed, the teens spent two days spray painting the potatoes to their liking.

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"[T]he Liberal Party's stance on marriage equality still doesn't believe in equality!" they wrote on the Potato Messenger site about the project.

"Here at Potato Messenger, we feel as though we owe the Liberal Party and [Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull] a warm welcome with 1,000 LGBT coloured potatoes formed into a giant LGBT flag out the front of Parliament House!"

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"Marriage equality can clearly seen as universally accepted by our global society and we as the people want Turnbull to reflect this by passing it through parliament now," they continued. "Instead of wasting the taxpayers money in something can already be predicted by simply seeing the support for marriage equality around Australia."

Asked what the reaction has been to their project, Richards told MTV News that "people have really been getting behind its abstract nature and how the youth of Australia strives for change in new ways."