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Gay Hairdresser Refuses to Cut NM Gov. Susana Martinez’s Hair Due to Anti-Same-Sex Stance

THIS IS GREAT! Governor Susana Martinez has lost a hair stylist thanks to her position against gay marriage.

Antonio Darden, a popular stylist who runs Antonio’s Hair Studio in Santa Fe, said he cut Martinez’ hair three times, but that’s it – unless she changes her mind about gay marriage.

“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.

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“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.”

Darden said gay couples do not have the same rights that married couples have, and he is determined to fight that, even if it means losing an important customer.

Ironically, the governor has been taking heat from the religious right and from one prominent big-church fundamentalist preacher in particular, for appointing an openly gay man to a position on the state Public Regulation Commission.

Antonio… you have ALL my support in your protests against Susana, and hopefully many others will join along as well.

Click HERE to listen to an audio podcast of the voicemail message Darden left for Martinez.

Source:  KOB Albuquerque


  1. WTG Gay Hairdresser! Maybe he’ll start a national movement for all gay hairdressers to refuse service to anti-gay rights activists and politicians. There could be lots of socially conservative women (and men) out there suddenly having lots of “bad hair” days! 🙂

    • I hope so. In fact, all GLBT everywhere should start boycotting those who oppose same sex marriages. I work in hospitality, and I can confirm just from working with thousands of hotels all over the country, a GLBT strike would pretty much shut down most of the major hotels, especially 4 and 5 star, full service properties were the politicians stay. heehee… that’d be great! “Sorry, cannot book you in until you change your vote and make same-sex marriages legal in your state.”

    • I am sure it knows knows what a bad hair day is on top and definitely where the sun does not shine! I can imagine it knows all too well about bumps in the road!!!!

  2. One of the first things that Martinez did when taking office is she cut off the funding for the Heeling Hearts dog rescue and training program. The one that my two dogs came through, and that I assist from time to time. Luckily, the Exec Director of PB&J was able to salvage the program and it is still going, primarily through donations alone.

  3. Just send the gay-male…A beautiful plug…One for his and the other one for his other voice box….Probably one that smells bad and has seen a tremendous amount of activity!!!!

    • What? Did this article get posted on some backwards-ass conservative bible-thumping site? I’ve had a bunch of comments from haters. Nothing constructive. No adult debate. Just hate.

      • You only call it hate because we disagree with you. Go read the bill. Then, give it a rest. Not hate, just intelligent souls who actually know what the bill says and its’ purpose and-well, never mind. Just go read the bill or stay out of the discussion. Please?

  4. You people are the pinnacle of hyprocrisy!! First you complain about a baker not wanting to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple because of his personal religious beliefs. Now you want to stop all services to anyone who has a personal belief that marriage is between a man and a woman. How is what you propose any different than what the baker did?? Go ahead and stop your services to conservatives. I would think the world would be better off if we peddled our wares to like minded folks anyway. That way NO ONE gets offended. Problem solved!

    • Did you even read the article? This was two years ago and is about a gay hairdresser that won’t do Martinez’s hair in order to take a political stance. Nothing to do with being offended. The gov doesn’t believe in equal rights and he is making a stand for what he believes.

      • Gosh Michelle aren’t you snippy! The gov does believe in equal rights, AND the constitution (go figure). This hairdresser doesn’t. That’s all. It’s wrong, and if I take that same stand, I’m a bigot, a hater, a (GASP) Christian… do you not see the hypocrisy?

        • Then please, reference where Martinez supports same-sex marriage. BTW… take the time to read one of my more recent postings. Personally, I think the photographer that is being sued by not doing the photography for a gay wedding should have been able to do so. I build websites. I would never do a website for a white supremacy group if they asked me. I also wouldn’t do a website for a church if they asked me. But if I was a server, I have no problem with waiting on either. It’s all about the level of involvement. The photographer would have had to spend a large amount of time viewing something that he does not like. No one should force him to do that. And he should be able to say no without repercussion. But… there should never be a law written that will directly discriminate against any group of people. Sometimes new laws are not the right answers. Sounds like a lot of people need to just grow up.

        • Don’t worry, I’ll make sure to never ask you to do a website for me. Although according to your constitutional understanding, that’s actually bigoted and wrong. Why would I waste time reading your ‘more recent posts’ since it’s obvious you hate Christians? I’m sure you think you’re got this all figured out. I’m sorry that you don’t know what the bill really says, but that’s ok too. Have a lovely day.

        • No, I don’t hate Christians. About the only people I hate are pedophiles and rapists. I do find Christians and other overly-religious fanatics of whatever faith to be repulsive and pathetic at the same time. And definitely not as evolved intellectually. I support Obama, but I do not like it when he says, “god bless the United States” or anything similar.

          So… toodles. Take care. Open your mind, stop following and being told what to believe, and think outside the biblical box.

  5. So if I as a Christian deny service to you, it’s bigotry…if you deny service to someone because they don’t agree with you, it’s ok? No, it’s bullying and disgusting.

    • OMG! Where did you idiots come from? This article is two years old and has nothing to do with what is in the news these days. Beside, if you take the time to read my more recent articles, you will see that in some circumstances, I believe someone should be able to say, “no.” I build websites. If a neo-nazi comes to me to build a website for their organization, I absolutely will not do so. But if I was a server at a restaurant and a neo-nazi sat at one of my tables, I’d wait on them. It has to do with the level of involvement. Personally, if the wedding photographer didn’t want to do a homosexual wedding, I’m glad he spoke up. I wouldn’t want someone at my wedding that is hating the entire event. I sure as hell wouldn’t do the photography at a KKK rally. This is a very gray area, but there should never be any type of law written that will take away any rights from one group of people. That’s what the law in AZ was about. “Religious beliefs” my ass. Hiding behind a lie.

      • I would have hoped you would have, in the past two years, actually read the bill. You are mistaken, but that’s ok. So are most of the bigoted liberals bashing those who actually READ the bill. Ciao.

  6. Oh and Michelle the source for this article-and that’s the only thing I agree with, this is ‘old news’-but the source, surprisingly, is not a Conservative Bible anything-we’re far too busy with eternal issues to waste our time like that. The source? CNN. Surprised?

    • Yeah, actually I am surprised. This little blog was given as a reference most likely in someone’s comment. That’s cool!

      Oh, sure, I read the bill. But since I’m not an attorney nor a politician, it didn’t make a lot of sense to me so I had to rely upon the interpretation of those who are more knowledgeable and experience than I am. The overwhelming opinion is that it was too vague and could be twisted and used to discriminate.

      In all actuality, if it had passed, I was debating about moving to AZ. I’m an atheist. Atheism is a religion. I find churches and diety-based religions to be vile, and would do everything I could to use this bill to have anything religious removed from public grounds. Ten Commandments in the state house? Or a courthouse? You better believe I would find it offensive and fight to get it out of there.

      That bill would have bitten those that supported it right in the ass as it would have been turned and used against them.

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