SCOTUS Rejects Lisa Miller Case
The Supreme Court has declined to hear the appeal of Lisa Miller, the "ex-gay" biological mother who lost custody of her daughter to her former partner.
The justices on Monday turned down an appeal from Lisa Miller, the biological mother of an 8-year-old girl. Miller wanted the court to undo a Virginia court decision allowing Janet Jenkins visitation rights with the girl. Jenkins is from Vermont. Miller is from Virginia. They were joined in a civil union in Vermont in 2000. Their daughter has been the subject of a long-running legal fight. Miller has renounced her homosexuality. She and her daughter did not appear for a court-ordered custody swap in January. Their whereabouts are unknown.Miller's case has been championed by both the "ex-gay" movement and by anti-gay Christianist groups who believe that gays should never have parental rights. It is suspected by many that Miller and her daughter Isabelle have been spirited out of the country by the anti-gay Liberty Counsel, who represents her.