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A Tennessee pastor who allegedly helped Lisa Miller [pictured] abscond to central America with her 9-year-old daughter has been charged with aiding a kidnapping, the latest twist in a long-running custody dispute between former lesbian partners.
The Vermont Supreme Court says a family court was right to award custody of an 8-year-old girl to her non-biological mother in a lesbian custody case. In a recently released ruling, the court upheld a 2009 order giving Janet Jenkins (pictured) sole custody of Isabella Miller-Jenkins. The custody ruling may be a moot point: Miller has renounced her homosexuality, and she and her daughter failed to appear for a court-ordered custody swap in January. Their whereabouts are now unknown. Jenkins is from Fair Haven, Vt. Miller is from Forest, Va. They were joined in a civil union in Vermont in 2000.
The Washington Blade reports that new ads are appearing on Christian radio and television stations in Virginia in an attempt to block a custody agreement handed down by a local Family Court judge.
Lisa Miller continues to fight against her former civil partner over their young daughter.
The U.S. Supreme Court has let stand a ruling that Virginia must enforce a Vermont court order awarding child-visitation rights to a lesbian mom.
The decision let stand a victory for Janet Jenkins [pictured], who has been fighting for visitation rights since the dissolution of the civil union she and her partner obtained in Vermont in 2000. Jenkin's partner gave birth to the daughter, Isabella, in 2002, and the child was at the center of a legal battle.
A religious legal group presented oral arguments for Lisa Miller (r) against Janet Jenkins (l) in a groundbreaking custody case involving Vermont civil unions.