While the law will only apply to public buildings, its passage reflects a shift in the way parental roles are viewed, both in the eyes of the public and the law.
A Gallup poll shows that 61 percent of Australians support same-sex marriage, but some argue that a public, non-binding vote on the issue would be more harmful than deciding the issue in Parliament.
The new policies come ahead of the release of the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) report following an investigation into accusations of systemic racism within the Chicago Police Department.
NFL anthem protests: The NFL does not attribute the 11 percent ratings drop to the national anthem protests that started with Colin Kaepernick a month ago and have since swept the league.
The government of Ghana has agreed to remove the statue, a gift from India, and will move it elsewhere to protect the symbol of friendship between the two nations.
Blue Origin is already working on another rocket, the New Glenn, which will build on the technology of the New Shepard in order to bring people and science experiments safely into space for brief periods of time.
Seismologists have discovered evidence of a previously unknown fault running under the edge of the Salton Sea, which may accommodate some of the strain on the San Andreas fault.
Hundreds of thousands of Floridians boarded up their homes and businesses and evacuated as the powerful storm barreled toward the Southeast seaboard on Thursday.
After thousands of women took to the streets to protest, the legislature rejected the proposal by a 352-58 vote on Thursday.
Meeting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal for education requires improvements to teacher training and retention, according to a report released on World Teachers Day.
Hurricane Matthew reflects a growing pattern of powerful storms fueled by warming oceans. It also serves as an example of how hurricanes can disproportionately affect people in low-income communities.
Blue Origin's New Shepard's escape motor lies beneath the capsule and will need to be jettisoned only in the event of a rocket failure, driving down the cost of space travel.
Volkswagen says it won't sell any diesel vehicles for the 2016 and 2017 model years in the US and the company has voiced uncertainty that it will ever resume diesel sales in the US.
Through Messenger Day – and its many other attempts to channel Snapchat – Facebook is testing a feature in Poland to encourage users to post spontaneous content.
Newspaper presidential endorsements 2016: USA Today broke a tradition of keeping silent on presidential endorsements to denounce Donald Trump on Friday, the latest newspaper to buck its history during the 2016 campaigns.
New rules support Spanish-language alerts, and will expand the capacity of emergency alerts to 360 characters to allow embedded phone numbers and URLs.
Electric cars dominate the discussion at the Paris Motor Show, as Volkswagen and Mercedes roll out new designs and ambitious plans.
UN wildlife officials have voted to ban trade in all eight species of Asian pangolins. The creature is prized for its meat and scales, which are used for medicinal purposes.
Rising ocean temperatures prove difficult for baby lobsters to reach maturity, scientists say. How soon could New England's lobster industry be effected?
Mount Barujari erupted without warning on Tuesday. Fifty climbers are still missing but believed to be safe.
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