Evangelical Ex-Gay Mom Must Give Up Baby
But Miller vanishes after court grants custody to former partner
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Dec 30, 2009 3:02 AM CST
Updated Dec 30, 2009 5:24 AM CST
Lisa Miller answers questions about her custody battle during a news conference last year following arguments in her case before the court at the State Capitol in Richmond, Va.   (AP Photo/Lisa Billings, File)

(Newser) – A former lesbian turned evangelical homophobe has apparently disappeared with her daughter after she was ordered to give up the girl to her former female partner. Lisa Miller gave birth to daughter Isabella through artificial insemination 7 years ago after she and former lover Janet Jenkins were joined in a civil union in Vermont. They later broke up and Miller renounced homosexuality.

The judge in the Vermont case ordered a custody switch after Miller, who moved to Virginia, repeatedly refused to grant Jenkins access to the girl. Miller's attorney argued that uprooting Isabella would be difficult for the the child. The lawyer also noted that Jenkins has shown a "disdain" for Miller's Christian beliefs—including the conviction that homosexuality is a sin—and that Isabella shares her birth mother's beliefs.