I’d be curious to find out how this Virginia pastor got brought to Vermont. Did the Virginia authorities cooperate with an extradition order? Virginia didn’t recognize gay marriage and the woman he helped was a Virginia resident who was the biological mother who left the country through NY. The only connection Vermont has is that they got married in Vermont when Vermont created gay marriage. In my recollection, the state of marriage doesn’t confer jurisdiction over child custody cases. You get married in Hawaii or at Disney World, but live in Arkansas, Arkansas is in charge of the divorce and child custody issues.
Read the article. The couple married in VT, lived in VT until the breakup, the split was presided over by a VT court, and THEN she moved to Virginia.