President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner says she will sign this into law immediately.
Hundreds of supporters of the law, waiting outside Congress in freezing temperatures, erupted in cheers and tears of joy when news of the vote reached them.
Indications are that Columbia may be the next South American country to give same sex couples the same right and dignity as heterosexual couples.
Achieving social justice is rarely easy.
And no, Dan Quayle, they don't speak Latin in Latin America.
Keep fighting the good fight, South America.