Thursday, September 08, 2005

Vermont Court to Decide Civil-Union Custody Case

Here's a good example of how complicated modern life has gotten, from legal and ethical standpoints:

"Rena Lindevaldsen, a lawyer for the conservative legal group Liberty Counsel, represented Lisa Miller-Jenkins by arguing that the civil union between her and Janet Miller-Jenkins was void because the two women lived in Virginia, which does not recognize same-sex relationships. The two Virginia residents came to Vermont in 2001 and got a civil union. They returned home, where Lisa was artificially inseminated and gave birth to a baby girl, Isabella, now 3. Later they moved to Vermont, where they lived together a little more than a year before splitting up. Lisa returned to Virginia with Isabella and has sought to deny Janet visitation rights."

Wow! For the rest of the AP story about this case, which has Virginia in the spotlight and has all sorts of potential to set precedents click here.

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