The Defense of Marriage Act as an Efficacious Expression of Public Policy: Towards a Resolution of Miller v. Jenkins and the Emerging Conflict Between States over Same-Sex Parenting

The Defense of Marriage Act as an Efficacious Expression of Public Policy: Towards a Resolution of Miller v. Jenkins and the Emerging Conflict Between States over Same-Sex Parenting
Cort I. Walker, 20 Regent U. L. Rev. 363 (2008)

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This Note finds its impetus in the particular struggle over child visitation rights between Lisa Miller-Jenkins and Janet Miller-Jenkins. Miller-Jenkins v. Miller-Jenkins (“Miller v. Jenkins”) involves the interaction of Vermont, Virginia, and federal law. The case carries significance as more individuals leave the homosexual lifestyle, as more same-sex unions come to an end, and as the states wrestle with how to legally deal with the consequences.