Taiwan has become the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage or gay marriage .making it a victory to gay rights advocates in the nation who have long fought for marriage equality.

According to CNN, It is reportedly scheduled to take effect later next week.

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen celebrated the law’s passage in a tweet shortly after.

“Good morning #Taiwan. Today, we have a chance to make history & show the world that progressive values can take root in an East Asian society,” she said in the tweet. 

“Today, we can show the world that #LoveWins,” she continued.

Under the new law, a spouse can adopt another’s biological children, but not non-biological ones. The two parties could serve as medical power of attorney and have the right to inherit the property of the other. Lawmakers stopped short of allowing same-sex marriage if one spouse is from a nation where such unions are illegal.

The bill follows a 2017 ruling that Taiwan’s ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional.