Legal & Financial

Ads target lesbian mom’s visitation rights. ‘Protect Isaballa Coalition’ seeks to block access between mother and child.

The Washington Blade reports that new ads are appearing on Christian radio and television stations in Virginia in an attempt to block a custody agreement handed down by a local Family Court judge.

Lisa Miller continues to fight against her former civil partner over their young daughter.

Miller went to Rutland Family Court and sought to eliminate or reduce the number of court-ordered visits her former civil-union partner has with her daughter, Isabella. Judge William Cohen denied that motion.

Jenkins sought primary custody of the 6-year-old girl. Cohen also denied that motion, but put Miller on notice that continued violation of court orders would put her custody in jeopardy. He also ordered Jenkins get custody of the child in Vermont for five weeks during the summer.

Ads from the Protect Isaballa Coalition, which are hosted online by Liberty University, suggest Virginia’s constitutional ban on same-sex unions is “being violated” by rulings in the custody case.

“Virginia does not recognize homosexual marriages and civil unions — or does it?” says one ad. “Activist judges say Isabella Miller has two mommies. And she must travel between Vermont and Virginia to spend time with both. Our marriage laws are not protecting this child. Virginia’s Constitution is being violated. This is tyranny. Will you help Isabella?”