Taiwan on Saturday elected Tsai Ing-wen, the island nation's first female president.

Tsai's victory marks the first time her Democratic People's Party (DPP) has controlled Taiwan's parliament since the nation's founding in 1949.

According to The New York Times, Tsai included three same-sex couples in a campaign video she released on Cixi, Chinese Valentine's Day, last August.

She reiterated her support for marriage equality as recently as October.

In a video posted on her Facebook page to celebrate Taipei's Gay Pride parade, the largest in Asia, Tsai said: “When it comes to love, everyone is equal. I am Tsai Ing-wen, and I support marriage equality. Every person should be able to look for love freely, and freely seek their own happiness.”

According to several polls, a majority of Taiwanese support marriage equality. But efforts to allow gay couples to marry have stalled.