A Vermont judge denied custody of a Christian girl to a lesbian woman last week.
Judge William Cohen's ruling was the latest in a fierce custody battle between Christian mother Lisa Miller of Virginia and her former lesbian partner, Janet Jenkins of Vermont.
Cohen judge refused to give primary custody to Jenkins who is not the biological or adoptive parent, but did allow for extended visits - including five weeks in the summer.
Liberty Counsel founder Mat Staver called the victory bitter sweet. His Christian legal group has followed Miller's case for more than a year.
"[Five weeks is] a long time to have a child separated from any parent, let alone have a child put in an activist lesbian household that has an agenda to ultimately brainwash this child," he said. "Right now we're working on moving forward in the courts of Virginia."
Staver said Jenkins has tried in the past to indoctrinate Isabella into the gay lifestyle by reading her books about having "two mommies."
"But the good news is at least for now Lisa still has primary custody of her daughter Isabella," Staver added.
He says they will continue to fight the extended visitation which they believe is harmful to Isabella.