• Thu, Feb 23 2012

Hairstylist Refuses To Cut Governor’s Hair Because She’s Anti-Marriage Equality

Susana Martinez

Antonio Darden, a hairstylist based in Santa Fe, recently made waves when he declined to cut the hair of New Mexico governor Susana Martinez… on account of her anti-marriage equality views. Darden, who had cut Martinez’s hair on several occasions, told a local news station:

“The governor’s aides called not too long ago, wanting another appointment to come in. 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. 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.”

(via HuffPo, who have video of Darden demonstrating some civil disobedience.

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  • Abigail

    Yay for the stylist! You go!

  • Anne

    Good for him!!

  • Angee

    Right on. Solidarity.