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Lesbian custody case ruling stands

June 07, 2008|From Times Wire Reports

The state Supreme Court ruled in Richmond that the state must enforce a Vermont court order awarding child-visitation rights to a mother's former partner. The justices rejected Lisa Miller's claim that a lower court had improperly ignored a state law and a state constitutional amendment prohibiting same-sex unions and the recognition of such arrangements from other states. The ruling was a victory for Janet Jenkins, who has been fighting for visitation rights since the dissolution of their 2000 civil union in Vermont. Miller had moved back to Virginia with the child.

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