Custody case puts Va. law on trial

‘Marriage Affirmation Act’ invalidates Vt. civil union, ‘ex-lesbian’ mom claims

The Washington Blade
August 20, 2004
By Adrian Brune

The story rings familiar with couples in the throes of the family court system: Two people fall in love, get married and have a child together, only to separate years later with a judge left to decide the child?s custodial future.

But the account of Janet Miller-Jenkins and her former partner, Lisa Miller-Jenkins, has a contemporary – and unforeseen – legal twist, brought about by the national controversy over same-sex marriage.

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