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Jenkins wins sole custody in fallout from lesbian partnership

A Vermont judge has ruled in favor of the non-biological mother in a two-state battle arising from a same-sex partnership, reports the Rutland Herald .

The dispute between Janet Jenkins of Vermont and Lisa Miller of Virginia has played out in courtrooms of both states for several years.  The couple split in 2003 and have fought over visitation issues involving Miller’s biological daughter, Isabella, who now is 7 years old.

A Vermont family court judge last week awarded sole custody of Isabella to Jenkins based on repeated allegations of Miller’s failure to cooperate with visitation arrangements.

By Peter Vieth

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