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.
Yesterday 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.
The court could have a decision as early as today.