The parliament of Taiwan on Friday passed a bill in a landmark vote to legalise same-sex marriage, becoming the first Asian state to give the same-sex couples to legally marry.

Thousands of people mainly comprising of gay rights supporters had gathered outside the parliament of Taiwan in Taipei during the debate in which three possible bills were debated.

Two of the bills were presented by conservative groups that referred to same-sex as ‘civilian-unions’ or ‘family relations rather than marriage which were both rejected.

The successful bill which was passed by the parliament was tabled by the government and backed by gay rights campaigners, giving limited adotpion rights for same-sex.

This comes as the constitutional court had earlier ruled that gay couple had the right to legally marry and had given parliament two years to come up with legislation on same-sex marriage.