Stylist refuses to cut NM gov’s hair over same-sex marriage opposition
New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez’s (R) opposition to same-sex marriage has led to her stylist refusing to cut her hair ever again unless she changes her stance.
According to KOB-TV in Albuquerque, Antonio Darden declined to work on Martinez’s hairdo after cutting her hair three times previously. Darden, who runs Antonio’s Hair Studio in Sante Fe, said Martinez’s office repeatedly called to schedule another appointment with him only to be denied.
“The governor’s aides called not too long ago, wanting another appointment to come in,” he said. “Because of her stances and her views on this I told her aides no. They called the next day, asking if I’d changed my mind about taking the governor in and I said no again.”
Darden added: “I think it’s just equality, dignity for everyone. I think everybody should be allowed the right to be together. My partner and I have been together for 15 years.”
Martinez has stated that she believes marriage is between a man and a woman only.
WATCH: Video from KOB-TV, which was broadcast on February 21, 2012.
(H/T Think Progress)