Homo Today’s Worst Lesbian in the World
posted by March 26 at 9:33 AMon
With apologies to Keith Olbermann…
Meet today’s Worst Lesbian—hell, person—in the world: Sara Wheeler.
Once a proud lesbian, she’s now a pariah in the gay community—arguing that gays don’t have the legal right to adopt children.
Wheeler, 36, and her partner, Missy, decided to start a family together and share the Wheeler last name. In 2000, Sara Wheeler gave birth to a son, Gavin, through artificial insemination. Two years later, they decided Missy Wheeler should adopt the child and legally become his second parent….
Sara and Missy Wheeler had split by July 2004, and Missy was fighting for joint custody of the boy. The two sides do agree about one thing: The case is about a mother’s rights. “Everybody seems to forget we’re not talking about lesbian rights,” Missy Wheeler’s attorney said.“We’re talking about a child who’s been bonded with a mother.”
Sara Wheeler is making the legal argument that, since nothing in Georgia law specifically allowed gay adoption, the adoption should be tossed out.
The case has aroused the ire of gay groups, who say it could set gay rights back a century.
Sara Wheeler defended her decision, saying, “I’m not doing anything else a mother wouldn’t do to fight for her son,” she said. “Some people may think it’s the unthinkable, but if they were put in my shoes, they’d do the same thing.”