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  • Pastor Kenneth Miller, center, stands with supporters as he waits to enter a hearing at the University of Connecticut Law School, Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, in Hartford, Conn. Miller is appealing his 2012 conviction in Vermont federal court for helping a woman and her child flee the country and avoid a custody dispute with her former lesbian partner. His 27-month prison sentence is delayed while he appeals. The New York City-based 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals are scheduled to hear cases at the University of Connecticut Law School, under an occasional practice to hold court across its territory of Connecticut, New York and Vermont.  (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

    Pastor: Kidnap case shouldn't have been in Vt.

    A Mennonite pastor convicted of helping a woman and child flee the country amid a custody battle with her former same-sex partner should not have been charged in Vermont, his lawyer argued Monday.

  • associated press

The Rev. Kenneth Miller, of Stuarts Draft, Va., was convicted Tuesday of aiding in international kidnapping for helping Lisa Miller and her daughter, Isabella, leave the country in September 2009.

    Pastor convicted of helping fugitive mom

    A pastor from Virginia was convicted Tuesday of helping a woman flee the country three years ago when she was on the brink of having to turn custody of her young daughter over to the woman who was once her partner in a Vermont civil union.

  • Janet Jenkins, of Fair Haven, Vt., shows a photo of her daughter, Isabella, who just turned 9. She has been involved in a same-sex custody battle with Ms. Miller for more than seven years in a case that has implications for parental rights and state laws on civil unions. (Associated Press)

    Minister to testify in same-sex parent case

    A Christian ministry leader is expected to testify Monday in a federal court in Vermont about the parental kidnapping of a little girl who was born to two women who were once in a Vermont civil union.

  • Child to be 'shared' in dissolved gay union

    RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont judge has dissolved the civil union between two former lesbian partners and awarded custody of their 5-year-old daughter to the Northern Virginia woman who has renounced her homosexuality. The other woman was awarded regular visitation.

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