Contempt Hearing Set In Custody Case

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A Vermont judge says a woman involved in a child custody dispute with her former lesbian partner will face arrest if she doesn’t appear in court with the child.

Family Court Judge William Cohen is holding a hearing today in the custody battle between Lisa Miller of Forest, Va., and Janet Jenkins, of Fair Haven.

Miller was ordered to surrender custody of the girl she had with her ex-partner Jenkins, on January 1st, but she failed to do so and has since disappeared. Their daughter is now considered a missing person.

Miller and Jenkins got a civil union in Vermont in 2000, had the baby two years later and broke up in 2003, with Miller moving to Virginia, where she renounced homosexuality and became an evangelical Christian.

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