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  • NM Gov. Susana Martinez Falls Victim to Gay Stylist Lockout

    All New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez wanted was to avoid what I affectionately call the John Thune – the official hair helmet uniform of all Republican lawmakers whose locks are coiffed exclusively by heterosexual hands. Cue Antonio Darden,  proprietor of Antonio's Hair Studio in Santa Fe and Martinez's stylist on three previous occasions, to spurn Martinez's bob thanks to the governor's anti-marriage equality views

    "The governor’s aides called not too long ago, wanting another appointment to come in," Darden said. "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 governor has said she believes marriage should be between a man and a woman, and that does not cut it with Darden.

    "I think it's just equality, dignity for everyone," the popular hair stylist said. "I think everybody should be allowed the right to be together. My partner and I have been together for 15 years."

    Now if stylists, interior decorators and evangelical preachers joined forces in a boycott of anti-marriage lawmakers, America would have civil equality in no time.

    Photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images

    Tags: LGBT, Marriage, Marriage Equality, New Mexico, Susana Martinez