Saturday, January 9, 2010
Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 02:15 PM
A recent court order filed on Monday mandates that a Vermont court decision to give custody of 7-year-old girl to one parent of a separated lesbian couple be enforceable in Virginia.
In 2002, Isabella Miller-Jenkins was born to Janet Jenkins and Lisa Miller through artificial insemination in Vermont. In 2003, when the couple split, custody of the child was given to Miller, who then moved to Virginia and renounced homosexuality, the News and Advance reports.
Later that year, Vermont's supreme court granted custody of the child to Jenkins, after it was revealed that Miller had denied visitation rights and had stopped speaking to attorneys.
Monday's court order verifies that the Vermont court decision is enforceable in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Jenkins' attorney, Rebecca Glenburg of the Virginia American Civil Liberties Union, told the news source, "We expect Virginia law enforcement to take whatever actions they can to locate the child and make sure the custody order is complied with."
Currently, the whereabouts of Miller and the child are unknown.
According to the Center for Children's Justice, a former spouse is most frequently the greatest obstacle for contact with a child in custody cases.
How the tides have turn, now that we are lesbians and Gays as co parents,, it was only a matter of time before one of these folks would be in our shoes (fathers) Now this lady is finding out that mothers do to fathers when they lose in court. I can only wonder how long it will be for they find Ms Miller and her child. Once found I can bet that the child won't be turn over to Ms Jenkins ASAP. There will be more hearings for her in the future.
I can also bet that Ms Miller will claim she ran to protect the child for a sick Lesbian, which she used to be one.. I see a theme here, do you.