Lesbian couple custody battle (one of which turned evangelical christian)

I'm not sure if anyone else has seen this on the news but i decided to put up an article about the custody battle between a lesbian couple.

By Amir Efrati

There is an interesting custody battle underway in Vermont and Virginia that involves religion, same-sex unions, and artificial insemination.

Janet Jenkins and Lisa Miller were joined in a civil union in Vermont in 2001. Miller later moved to Virginia in 2003, renounced homosexuality and became an evangelical Christian.

Problem is, a year earlier Miller had given birth to a child, Isabella, via artificial insemination. A Vermont family court judge, William Cohen, dissolved the union and gave custody to Miller and visitation rights to Jenkins. Miller, the biological mother, challenged the arrangement, arguing that her child was being raised evangelical and that exposure to Jenkins would go against their religion. But the supreme courts of Vermont and Virginia denied her appeal to prevent Jenkins, the non-biological mother, from visiting.

But Miller still wouldn’t allow Jenkins access to their daughter, according to a ruling by Cohen, and on Nov. 20 of this year he granted Jenkins full custody in order to ensure equal access to the child.

That, apparently, also did not sit well with Miller, who had been found in civil contempt of court. In a ruling from last week that rejected her latest request to delay Isabella’s transfer, Cohen said Miller and the child were missing: “It appears that Ms. Miller has ceased contact with her attorneys and disappeared with the minor child.”

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Comment by Rox on January 4, 2010 at 5:19am
Bitch is crazy. I hope they find Ms. Miller and get Isabella away from her before she does any more psychological damage than she surely has already.
Comment by Daley on January 4, 2010 at 10:18am
Crazy Baby Mama Drama!
Poor kid.

I wonder how long they were together before marrying. People make babies with other people way too soon. I guess you never know when your partner will join a cult and take your baby away? Wow.

Whatever the case, the fool shouldn't have disobeyed the court in the first place.
She could have kept custody if she would have followed the rules.
Poor kid.
Comment by Doug Reardon on January 4, 2010 at 10:59am
The erratic behavior of Miller is highly suggestive of an underlying mental illness.


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