Governor of New Mexico refused haircut in gay marriage protest

A hairdresser in Santa Fe has refused the custom of New Mexico’s governor Susana Martinez due to her opposition of same-sex marriage.

“The governor’s aides called not too long ago wanting another appointment to come in,” hair expert Antonio Darden told, adding, “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.” The hairdressers had in the past cared for the governor’s hairdo at least three times previously.

Stylist Darden who has been with his male partner for nearly twenty years took offence at Martinez’s stance that marriage should be between a man and a woman.

Darden continues, “If I’m not good enough to be married, I’m not going to cut her hair,” and states that Susana Martinez isn’t welcome until she updates her views to a more liberally minded stance, adding, “I think everybody should be allowed the right to be together.”

A spokesperson for the governor said that ten other hair salons have since offered to deal with the hairdo of Martinez since she was banned from Darden’s hairdressers and added that it wasn’t her usual hair care destination anyway.

“The governor has been very clear that she does not support gay marriage” the spokesperson is reported saying by NBC, continuing that she “does believe that all people should be judged on their merits and not discriminated against.” This is further endorsed by her decision to appoint an openly gay man into a commission under her remit, which saw her criticised by some narrow-minded ‘religious groups.’