A strange thing recently happened. New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has to shop around for a new hairdresser because the one she used the last three times is gay and doesn’t agree with the governor’s view that marriage is the union of one man and one woman.
Her stylist of late, Antonio Darden, confirmed that that’s it — he won’t cut the governor’s hair as long as she holds her traditional views on marriage, according to the New York Daily News.
“The governor’s aides called not too long ago, wanting another appointment to come in,” he told KOB-TV. “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.”
Darden was described by the Daily News as a popular Santa Fe hairstylist who has been with his gay partner for 15 years.
“It’s just equality, dignity for everyone,” he said. “Everybody should be allowed the right to be together.”
Wait a minute and let’s back up here a moment. State courts recently held that bakers and photographers have to accommodate gay and lesbian weddings, even if doing so violates their personal religious beliefs.
via BizPac Review.
But don’t worry about the Governors Hair
Quelling growing national concern over the status of her hair, Gov. Susana Martinez’s office said on Wednesday that other hairstylists had offered their services after hers quit over philosophical disagreements about same-sex marriage.
The New Mexico Republican’s shoulder-length bob had been left in peril when stylist Antonio Darden, objecting to her opposition to marriage equality, declined to take an appointment this week.
Unfortunately for Darden’s sake, others did not join his mutiny.
Martinez spokesman Scott Darnell told the Albuquerque Journal that the governor had received calls “from about a half-dozen hairstyling businesses today saying they would be more than happy to cut the Governor’s hair.”
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