updated 6/18/2007 6:17:56 PM ET 2007-06-18T22:17:56

A Vermont lesbian will still be allowed to see the daughter of her former lover after a bitter custody dispute.

Lisa Miller, the biological mother of the 5-year-old girl, renounced homosexuality after splitting from her partner Janet Jenkins in 2003. After the relationship crumbled, Miller moved from Vermont, where she and Jenkins were joined in a civil union in 2000 — and went to Virginia, taking the child with her.

A Vermont judge has now dissolved the former couple's civil union and awarded custody of the girl to Miller. But he also ruled that Jenkins will get to spend every other weekend with the child.

Miller has been fighting for three years to keep her former partner from seeing the girl, but the courts have consistently ruled in Jenkins' favor.

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