A DIFFERENT FATHERS' DAY

NEW JERSEY GAY COUPLES CAN NOW ADOPT JOINTLY. BUT WILL ONE STATE'S MOVE TRIGGER A BACKLASH IN OTHERS?

The Holden-Galluccio household in suburban Maywood, N.J., is unremarkable in most respects. There's oatmeal with bananas at breakfast, then preschool for Adam, 2, regular feedings for his one-year-old foster sister and bedtime stories when Dad returns from a long day at his telecommunications job. Dad No. 1, that is: Jon Holden and Michael Galluccio are a Ward and June Cleaver for the '90s, gay partners whose yearning for a traditional family of sorts--Dad, Dad and the kids--may have just transformed the battle for gay equality.

Last week New Jersey became the first state to explicitly allow lesbian and gay couples to...

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