Taiwan Votes To Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

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Taiwan Votes To Legalize Same-Sex Marriage
The decision makes Taiwan the first place in Asia to allow same-sex couples to wed.
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Taiwan just passed the first law legalizing same-sex marriage in Asia. 

The island's lawmakers approved a bill Friday making the change. Previously, it had defined marriage as a union between a man and a woman, but Taiwan's top court ruled that language unconstitutional two years ago. 

People who supported the change poured into the streets of Taiwan on Friday. The new marriage law will go into effect in one week.

After the vote, Taiwan's president tweeted her support. She said, "We took a big step towards true equality, and made Taiwan a better country."

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN