Arts & Entertainment
Appeals court hears same-sex custody case in Connecticut
Originally printed 1/30/2014 (Issue 2205 - Between The Lines News)
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A federal appeals court is making a rare appearance in Connecticut to hear several cases, including one involving a Virginia pastor convicted of helping a woman and her child flee the country and avoid a custody dispute with her former lesbian partner.
Three judges on the New York City-based 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals are scheduled to hear cases Monday at the University of Connecticut Law School, under an occasional practice to hold court across its territory of Connecticut, New York and Vermont.
Pastor Kenneth Miller of Stuarts Draft, Va., is appealing his 2012 conviction in Vermont federal court for aiding in international parental kidnapping. His 27-month prison sentence is delayed while he appeals.
Authorities say the woman and daughter Miller helped are still believed to be in Nicaragua.
- VETOED: Arizona Religious Bias Bill Falls
- Oregon AG Will Not Defend Ban On Same Sex Marriage
- Fight Over Gay Marriage Moving To Federal Courts
- Federal Judge In Texas Strikes Down Marriage Ban
- BREAKING: Judge Strikes Down Virginia Marriage Ban
- NFL Prospect Could Become 1st Openly Gay Player
- Couples Sue To Force Ohio's Hand On Gay Marriage
- Indiana Gay Marriage Foes Press On As Tides Shift
- Gay Marriage Battle Could Linger For Next Texas AG
- 'Huge Breakthrough': Maine Court Defends Transgender Student
- LGBT Movement Assessment Report Issued
- Judge In Virginia Marriage Case Will Decide 'Soon'
- Dramatic Developments In Challenge To Virginia's Ban
- Appeals court hears same-sex custody case in Connecticut
- Utah Governor Open To Law Allowing Civil Unions