It wont pass the Repub. controlled House, but it is a first.

"Senators who backed the measure said they believed its passage would bring Virginia's employment practices in line with the private sector and public opinion. They likened the vote to those taken during the civil rights era and predicted that lawmakers who voted against it would come to regret their action in coming years."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/02/08/AR2010020803758.html