NewsMon Jan 19, 2009 - 12:15 pm EST
Mother Told that Daughter Will Be Taken from Her by Force for Visits with Lesbian
By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
VIRGINIA, January 19, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Lisa Miller, an ex-lesbian fighting to prevent her former partner from having access to her six year old daughter, has been told by a Virginia court that her child will be taken from her by force, if necessary.
Judge William Sharp of the Shenandoah County Domestic Relations District Court, ordered Lisa Miller, 40, to allow her former lesbian partner to have a three day unsupervised visit with her daughter, Isabella, Miller said in an email sent on January 6th to friends and supporters.
Sharp also ruled that Vermont’s civil union laws must be upheld in Virginia, despite a state law that expressly forbids the recognition of same-sex unions of any kind, Miller stated.
"At this point, the Virginia Marriage laws mean nothing," wrote Miller. "Today, the homosexual agenda just marched through our back door."
Lisa Miller conceived Isabella using artificial insemination during a lesbian relationship with Janet Jenkins, 44, in 2002. Miller and Jenkins were in a "civil union" at the time, initiated in the state of Vermont. Miller later repudiated lesbianism when she returned to her former faith in Jesus Christ.
Although Vermont has no law assigning parenthood to the spouse of a woman impregnated through artificial insemination, a Vermont judge has assigned parental rights to Jenkins. Miller says that Isabella has told her that she was forced to bathe naked with Jenkins during previous unsupervised visits, and has spoken of suicide after returning from such visits.
To learn more about Lisa and Isabella’s story, go to: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=81022155363
Previous LifeSiteNews Coverage:
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Exclusive Interview with Lisa Miller, Ex-Lesbian Fighting for Custody of Own Child against “Civil Union” Partner