The Taiwan lawmakers passed a law allowing same-sex couples to form "exclusive permanent unions" and to apply for a "marriage registration" with government agencies, reported Al Jazeera.
The voting comes after Taiwan's top court ruled that not allowing same-sex marriage violates the constitution. The court gave a deadline till May 24 to lawmakers to amend the country's constitution to bring marriage equality.
President Tsai Ing-wen said ahead of the vote she recognised that the issue had divided "families, generations and even inside religious groups".
This comes as a blow to conservatives lawmakers as they even tried to get rid of the law by bringing rival bills to fool people. However, they did not receive enough votes.
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