Taiwan's parliament has become the first in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage.

The constitutional court has given parliament two years to write legislation on same-sex marriage after it ruled that gay couples have the legal right to marry.

Taiwanese people are celebrating the landmark change in law, which is a positive step towards LGBT+ rights in the country.

President Tsai Ing-wen - whose party holds the majority in parliament - recognised the issue had been divisive but said in a statement that the government's bill was the only option to respect both the court ruling and the referendum.

She wrote on Twitter on Friday morning: "Today, we have a chance to make history and show the world that progressive values can take root in an East Asian society."

People all over the world are celebrating.

Deafening cheers followed the announcement.

'Love wins.'

The president of Taiwan tweeted her happiness.

Pictures out of Taiwan show people weeping following the good news.

Even the rain didn't stop them.

And they're thanking the Taiwanese administration for its support of same-sex marriage.

Instead of arguing with homophobes who didn't like the news on Twitter, people are sending them gifs of same-sex couples kissing.

It's a great day for LGBT+ rights in Taiwan.

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