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Posted on 12/29/2009 10:40:34 AM PST by Steelfish
Vt. Judge: Birth Mom Must Give Child To Ex-Partner
By WILSON RING Associated Press Writer Dec. 29, 2009
MONTPELIER, Vt. -- The birth mother of a 7-year-old Virginia girl must transfer custody of the child to the woman's former lesbian partner, a Vermont judge has ruled.
Vermont Family Court Judge William Cohen ordered Lisa Miller of Winchester, Va., to turn over daughter Isabella to Janet Jenkins of Fair Haven at 1 p.m. Friday at the Virginia home of Jenkins' parents.
Miller and Jenkins were joined in a Vermont civil union in 2000. Isabella was born to Miller through artificial insemination in 2002. The couple broke up in 2003, and Miller moved to Virginia, renounced homosexuality and became an evangelical Christian.
In the Dec. 22 order denying Miller's request to delay the transfer of Isabella, Cohen wrote: "It appears that Ms. Miller has ceased contact with her attorneys and disappeared with the minor child."
Liberty Counsel attorneys who have represented Miller in the past did not immediately respond to telephone messages left Tuesday by The Associated Press.
A listing for Lisa Miller in Winchester, Va., says the phone line has been temporarily disconnected at the customer's request.
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Is Butch Jenkins name on the birth certificate?
How does this happen? Transferring a child to a non-related person other than thru the child protective services.
WE haven’t gone mad, but the government has.
I guess the sins of the mother WILL be visited upon her child. She’ll be able to think about it for a long time.
Well, you gays wanted “marriage.” Welcome to the wonderful world of courtrooms settling your disputes and insane pronouncements of anti-Christian liberal judges.
[Have We Gone Mad?]
Yes. A least SOME of us.
How, exactly does a Vermont court enforce its order on a Virginia resident, in Virginia?
The only one I feel sorry for is the little girl. Mommy vs that other lesbian and mommy lost.
She should just take her kid and disappear. Problem solved. Then next time...marry a man.
Backwards marriage results in backwards custody.
ROFLOL - they should have heeded the axiom, “Be careful of what you wish for”. They are now reaping the rewards for wanting their lifestyle choice to include the right of marriage.
This is what happens when you play mommy and daddy. At the time I bet the birth mother thought they were hip and cool. Now it sounds like she might be a fugitive and will loose all rights to see her child if caught.
What can you expect from Vermont?They’re STILL trying to impeach Nixon up there!
Well, I’d disconnect my phone and go on the lam too. That court order does not deserve respect.
So the birth mother (former lesbian) has to give up HER child to a lesbian and the Vermont and Virginia supreme courts both issued the same ruling? They say it’s like hetero where the husband gets custody. What a stretch. Does the fact that the birth mother carried this child have any effect on the ruling. Common sense????
"It appears that Ms. Miller has ceased contact with her attorneys and disappeared with the minor child."
The problem here is that Miller screwed up royally.
She entered into the Lesbian marriage.
She left the relationship.
She refused to abide by the court order allowing Jenkins visitation.
She fled with the child.
Miller was awarded custody. All she had to do was abide by the visitation ordered by the court.
Look, the judge didn’t set up this mess. The child is being removed from Miller, because Miller refused to follow the guidelines set down by the court and fled with the child.
No custodial parent gets away with that, if visitation has been granted to the non-custodial parent.
I don’t like Jenkins getting the child, but Miller is the one responsible for the outcome.
I thought that Virginia was exploring whether they had to make her honor an order from Vermont since she’s a non-resident.
hey, they’re the ones who insisted upon screwing around with the traditional definitions of marriage and family