RMIT VC backs marriage equality

Bean speaks out on “a basic right”

Vice Chancellor Martin Bean has written to the RMIT community yesterday stating; “RMIT University proudly supports marriage equality and believes it’s a basic right that people, regardless of who they choose to love, should be recognised equally by law.”

This puts Mr Bean out in front of many his colleagues.

The generality of university managements have not adopted a position on the marriage equality plebiscite – confining themselves to urging students to vote and reminding them that counselling is available for any upset by the debate. QUT is so keen to stay neutral that it disavowed a university-wide message from an official app advocating a yes vote.