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Local Activists React To California's Proposition B


Kansas City, MO – In recent years, marriage has been the most controversial gay rights issue. In 2004, Missouri voters passed an amendment that effectively banned gay marriage. But sexual orientation does have some degree of civil rights protection within the confines of Kansas City, Missouri. The recent California proposition banning gay marriage, has prompted discussion in the local gay community about possible impacts in Kansas City. KC Currents' Susan Wilson recently spoke to Michael Henry, a former governor for the Human Rights Campaign and Sarah Gilooly a Regional Field Organizer for PROMO, a gay rights organization in Missouri.

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A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Susan admits that her “first love” was radio, being an avid listener since childhood. However, she spent much of her career in mental health, healthcare administration, and sports psychology (Susan holds a PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Bloch School of Business at UMKC.) In the meantime, Wilson satisfied her journalistic cravings by doing public speaking, providing “expert” interviews for local television, and being a guest commentator/contributor to KPRS’s morning drive time show and the teen talk show “Generation Rap.”
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