How Janet Jenkins Just Volunteered to Unselfishly Become the Face of Gay Parenting (and Discrimination)

And so it has come to this: Janet Jenkins, who was awarded custody of her daughter Isabella, but whose ex-gay ex-partner Lisa Miller has disappeared with her, is appealing to the press to get her daughter back.

From the beginning, it appeared Jenkins didn’t want to make a big deal about this in public. Yes, she and Miller faced off against each other in court, but filing custody challenges isn’t a desire for attention; it’s a desire to be able to see your daughter. Even when the case went to the Virginia Supreme Court (which agreed with Vermont’s court ruling), it could still be argued this wasn’t about Jenkins making a stand for gay parenting rights. She just wanted to help parent the daughter she helped bring into the world. (Miller is the biological mother.)

But with the judge in the case so far refusing to issue an arrest warrant for Miller, who nobody can locate, Jenkins is turning to ABC News and all but ensuring this becomes the year’s highest profile gay family dispute.

And, if Jenkins is up for it, we’re very glad to have her. Because now it’s Jenkins, the out lesbian, is the rational partner in this mess, and Miller is the woman who kidnapped her own daughter against a court order. Of course, the other side won’t see it that way: To them, Miller is a hero parent, fleeing with her child to keep her out of the hands of the homosexual activist agenda.

We have hope this will play out the way it’s supposed to: With Miller returning with Isabella, and both moms being able to have a role in their daughter’s life.