Family Law

Union of Feuding Mothers Dissolved


A Vermont judge has dissolved a civil union between two women whose fight over the custody of their daughter produced court opinions in two states.

The judge affirmed that both women were parents of the girl conceived by artificial insemination, Adam Liptak reports in the New York Times. Judge William Cohen awarded sole custody to the biological mother, Lisa Miller, and gave visitation rights to her former partner, Janet Jenkins.

The Vermont Supreme Court had ruled last year that both women were legal parents and a Virginia appeals court accepted the ruling.

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