Judge issues arrest order for Lisa Miller in same-sex custody caseThe Associated Press | February 23,2010
Janet Jenkins shows the missing person flyer for Isabella Miller, the 7-year-old girl at the center of a custody dispute, outside Rutland Family Court today in Rutland. Attorney Sarah Star stands next to Jenkins.RUTLAND - A Vermont judge has ordered the arrest of a woman who has refused to turn over her 7-year-old daughter to her former lesbian partner.
Family Court Judge William Cohen found Lisa Miller of Forest, Va., in contempt of court during a hearing Tuesday and issued the arrest warrant.
Miller was ordered to surrender custody of her daughter on Jan. 1 but failed to do so and has since disappeared. Their daughter is now considered a missing person.
Miller and Janet Jenkins got a civil union in Vermont in 2000, had the baby two years later and broke up in 2003. Miller moved to Virginia, where she renounced homosexuality and became an evangelical Christian.MORE IN News
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