The island nation of Malta is set to finally legalize civil unions for gay couples this evening (14 April).
Traditionally conservative, the small European Catholic nation is one vote away from giving gay couples the right to have their unions recognized.
If the bill passes, as is widely expected, it will be signed into law as early as tomorrow.
The bill will give gay couples exactly the same legal rights as straight couples have with marriage.
Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has described the change as a very important moment for Malta.