Court Watch - POSTED: 2008/03/14 12:04
The Vermont Supreme Court will decide again whether a Virginia woman should be able to prevent her former lesbian partner from having contact with her 5-year-old child.
On Thursday, attorneys for Lisa Miller-Jenkins asked the court to revisit the issue, which was decided in favor of Janet Miller-Jenkins in 2006.
The two Virginia residents were joined in a Vermont civil union in 2000, but later split up. Lisa had a child in 2002 and a Vermont family court awarded Janet visitation rights.
Lisa argues that since Virginia law doesn’t recognize civil unions her former partner shouldn’t have parental rights.
Janet says the case has already been decided in her favor by a family court.