Health officials halt sausage party outside Pence event in Kansas City

The station tweeted, “Pence is not fan of the LBGTQ community and we’re no fan of his.” (Facebook/96.5 The Buzz)

A radio station that was planning a "Sausage Party" across the street from the Kansas City hotel where Vice President Mike Pence was speaking to protest his position on LGBTQ issues wasn't able to provide the hot dogs it promised.

The Kansas City Star reports that the Kansas City Health Department informed Radio station 96.5 The Buzz on Wednesday morning that it lacked the required permits. The station elected to cancel the free hot dogs rather than file for the permits. About 100 protesters showed up at Pence's event at the downtown Marriott to raise money for Kansas Republican Congressman Kevin Yoder.

Pence has a history of opposing LGBTQ rights, including supporting a 2006 constitutional amendment that would've defined marriage as between a man and a woman.

“You know, my mom fought for my freedom as a woman in the 60s and she’s appalled that she’s having to do it again," protestor Morgan Miller said. "So, I’m kind of here for her today, more than anything.”

“I think it’s tremendous really, especially these’s great to see them getting involved. They are going to make a big change in this country real soon,” protestor Dick Kendrick said.

It is important to note, Pence was not in Kansas City to condemn the gay community but was centered around promoting President Donald Trump’s tax plan and helping Yoder fundraise for the upcoming midterm election.

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