Virginia Upholds Non-Bio Lesbian Mom’s Rights

The Virginia Supreme Court ruled today that the state must enforce a Vermont court order awarding child-visitation rights to Janet Jenkins, a non-biological lesbian mom locked in a custody battle with her former partner, Lisa Miller. The Court rejected Miller’s claim that Virginia law and a state constitutional amendment against same-sex unions (including ones from other states) applied here.

This case has been going on for some time. Let’s hope for their daughter’s sake Miller gives it a rest, and doesn’t follow the lead of her attorney Mathew Staver, founder of the ultra-conservative Liberty Counsel, who says she “will pursue other legal options.”

Pursue raising your daughter, I say. Stop wasting your time with this.