This decision has made Taiwan the first in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage.
According to reports, lawmakers passed a law allowing same-sex couples to “exclusive permanent unions”. The decision was also made that couples would be allowed to apply for “marriage registration’ with government agencies.
The LGBT community has been campaigning for years for equal marriage rights.
The island’s constitutional court ruled that same-sex couples we allowed to marry in 2017. Parliament was then given a two-year deadline to make a decision. Parliament was required to pass the changes by 24 May.
Hundreds of gay rights supporters gathered outside the building awaiting the decision.
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said that the island made history with the vote.
“Today, we have a chance to make history & show the world that progressive values can take root in an East Asian society. Today, we can show the world that #LoveWins,” the president wrote on Twitter.