Case Seen as Test of Parent Rights
The Washington Post
August 25, 2004
By S. Mitra Kalita
A Winchester judge ruled yesterday that Virginia has jurisdiction over a complex custody battle between a toddler’s biological mother and her former lesbian lover after the couple wed in Vermont and then split up. The decision dealt a blow to gay-rights advocates who said the case represented a chance for Virginia to recognize same-sex unions and the rights of non-biological parents.