ECU gets behind Yes vote for marriage equality


ECU Vice-Chancellor Steve Chapman with Guild president Sam Martyn and the rainbow flag flying nehind them.
ECU Vice-Chancellor Steve Chapman with Guild president Sam Martyn and the rainbow flag flying nehind them.

EDITH Cowan University and its vice-chancellor have gotten behind the Yes vote in the postal survey on same-sex marriage.

Professor Steve Chapman recently joined other universities to support change.

“I became a signatory in support of marriage equality, joining the leaders of 32 other academic institutions and more than 1560 organisations across Australia showing their support for this initiative,” he said.

“Universities have an important role to play in promoting tolerance and inclusion.

“Our own values are also very clear on this issue. We value integrity, respect, rational inquiry and personal excellence. Treating all Australians equally under the law, including the right to marry the person they love, is fundamental to these values.

“It also aligns with our wider efforts to improve LGBTI workplace inclusion across a range of areas within ECU including leadership, culture and visibility, policy and practice, and community engagement.”

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