Judge Grants Custody to Ex-Gay's Former Partner

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In an unprecedented decision, a Vermont family court judge has awarded sole custody of 7-year-old Isabella Miller to her biological mother's former lesbian partner.

Judge William Cohen's decision comes after a lengthy legal battle between Christian mother Lisa Miller of Virginia and her ex-partner, Janet Jenkins of Vermont.

Concerned Women for America's Shari Rendall was interviewed on CBN News "Newswatch" program Wednesday to weigh in on this latest development.  '>Click here for that interview.

Miller conceived Isabella while the two women were living together. Following the couple's split in 2003, Miller became a Christian, renouncing her homosexuality.

After failing to comply with a January court order granting Jenkins unsupervised visitation, Cohen revoked Miller's custody.

"This court stated that continued interference by Ms. Miller with the relationship between (Isabella) and Ms. Jenkins could lead to a change of circumstances and outweigh the disruption that would occur if a change of custody were ordered," the judge ruled Friday.

"The court concludes that it is in the best interest of (Isabella) that Ms. Jenkins exercise parental rights and responsibilities," he said.

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