Civil Union Custody Dispute

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A Virginia businessman has pleaded not guilty to charges he helped a woman flee the country with her daughter to avoid sharing custody with her former lesbian partner.

A Vermont federal judge has ordered a pastor to be held in custody after the man refused to answer grand jury questions about his role in helping a woman and her daughter flee the country in a same-sex custody case.

Kenneth Miller of Stuarts Draft, Va., was ordered held for one week to see if he would change his mind.