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.