New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez (R) may be facing a series of bad hair days after her gay hair stylist chose to snip ties with her over her opposition to marriage equality.
Stylist Antonio Darden of Antonio’s Hair Studio in Santa Fe, New Mexico, who had cut Martinez’s hair on three previous occasions, declined cutting the governor’s hair a fourth time when her aides called to book another appointment.
“The governor’s aides called not too long ago, wanting another appointment to come in,” Darden said during an interview with a local news station.
“Because of her stances and her views on [gay marriage] I told her aides no.”
Apparently desperate, her aides called again the next day and Darden was once again forced to decline.
“I think it’s just equality, dignity for everyone,” Darden added. “I think everybody should be allowed the right to be together. My partner and I have been together for 15 years.”
Martinez has been a staunch opponent of same-sex marriage, maintaining that marriage is between a man and a woman.
Darden says that even though Martinez is an important customer, he will turn away her business because he is taking a stand over the fact that same-sex couples are not given the same rights as heterosexual couples.