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Susana Martinez, New Mexico Governor, Loses A Hairstylist Over Gay Marriage Stance

Susana Martinez

First Posted: 02/22/2012 9:53 am Updated: 02/22/2012 6:28 pm

WASHINGTON -- The frontiers of the gay marriage debate keep on expanding.

On Tuesday, Governor Susana Martinez (R-N.M.) lost a hairstylist who refused to clip her locks out of disgust with her opposition to marriage equality.

Antonio Darden, who had cut Martinez's hair on three occasions and runs Antonio's Hair Studio in Santa Fe, N.M., re-crafted the notion of civil disobedience when he declined to accept an appointment.

"The governor's aides called not too long ago, wanting another appointment to come in," Darden told a local news station. "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," Darden added. "I think everybody should be allowed the right to be together. My partner and I have been together for 15 years."

Time will tell if this the first salvo in a larger hairstylist revolt or, simply, an isolated incident. Gov. Martinez's shoulder length bob did not return a request for comment.

(Hat Tip: Think Progress)

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