Tag: janet jenkins

Court refuses to intervene in interstate custody case

The U.S. Supreme Court today let stand decisions made by the Virginia Court of Appeals and a lower court that require that child custody orders from a Vermont court must be complied with in a long-running custody dispute over a child born during the civil union of two Vermont women. The case was heard in Virginia because […]


New wrinkle in lesbian custody case

Virginia woman asks public for help in locating her daughter Staff Report News tips: freepress2@ntelos.net Janet Jenkins today appealed to the public for help in locating her daughter, Isabella Miller-Jenkins. In November, the Rutland Family Court in Vermont ordered that Lisa Miller transfer custody of the child to Janet Jenkins on Jan. 1, 2010. The […]


Stop the Presses | Equal protection under the law

You’ve heard this song before – an appeals court has overturned the attempt of a Virginia woman to avoid complying with Vermont orders requiring her to grant visitation to her former lesbian partner to the couple’s child. Question – at what point does this case go from the realm of the civil in terms of […]


Supreme Court lets lower-court rulings in lesbian custody dispute stand

The latest attempt of a Virginia woman to have the United States Supreme Court overrule a series of rulings in a long-running custody dispute involving her former domestic partner failed Monday. The Supreme Court let stand the lower-court rulings that recognized that a Vermont court has jurisdiction in the case involving custody of a child […]


Virginia Supreme Court affirms ruling in lesbian-custody case

Item by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net The Virginia Supreme Court today affirmed an appeals-court ruling granting a woman full visitation rights to the daughter that she had been raising with her former lesbian partner. The decision in the Jenkins v. Miller case also affirms that federal and state laws governing child-custody disputes apply equally to gay, […]