Pastor in same-sex parent dispute due in Vermont court

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MONTPELIER (AP) - The Virginia pastor jailed for refusing to testify before a grand jury about other people involved in helping move a former Vermont woman out of the country to avoid sharing custody of her daughter with her former lesbian partner is due in a court in Vermont.

Kenneth Miller, of Stuarts Draft, Va., was jailed a week ago after refusing a judge's order that he testify before a grand jury.

U.S. District Court Judge William Sessions called Thursday's hearing to see if Miller has changed his mind and will testify.

Miller was convicted last summer of charges he helped Lisa Miller and her daughter flee the country in 2009 rather than share custody with Janet Jenkins of Fair Haven. The Millers are not related.


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