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If elected, Levine, 54, would become Virginia’s first openly gay statewide elected official as well as the first Jewish person elected statewide.
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Levine, who represents parts of Alexandria and is a city resident, was one of the proponents of the original bill allowing collective bargaining in Virginia. “Alexandria supports labor, we always have. The vast majority of residents of City of Alexandria support full collective bargaining, which is why I am confident that the Mayor and City Council will do the right thing here,” Levine said at a AFSCME press conference on March 10. “Collective bargaining is not only about wages and benefits as we have heard here. It is about safety and security on the job. It’s about disciplinary procedures. It’s about a right to a seat at the table to discuss how things are handled,” he continued.
“To say that we can’t place children because they’re in gay families, and therefore they have to age out of the foster care system and not have a loving home, is cruel to these children,” said Del. Mark Levine, D-Alexandria, who proposed the repeal.
Delegate Mark Levine is a Democrat from Alexandria who introduced a bill to repeal the so-called “conscience clause,” which allows religious groups to deny service to gay parents.
“Even if the United States Supreme Court were to change its mind with some new appointments perhaps by the former president, we still have that guarantee in Virginia. It’s a resounding statement that indeed all Virginians are equal before the law,” said Del. Mark Levine (D – Alexandria).
On Thursday night, before the House committee took a final vote, Del. Mark Levine, D-Alexandria, mentioned the damage that could have occurred without the polio or smallpox vaccine and added “this is a terrible bill.”
“I call this the safe Capitol bill,” said Del. Mark Levine, D-Alexandria, the legislation’s sponsor.