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Christie's gay marriage veto triggers hairstylist's boycott

After the Republican governor of New Mexico, Susana Martinez, came out in support of Gov. Christie's veto of a gay marriage bill last week, Martinez's gay hairstylist called her up. "I said, 'You should be ashamed with yourself,'" openly gay hairstylist Antonio Darden told the Huffington Post. "I just couldn't believe she said it." Darden refused to cut her hair again. "I said 'no.'..If we are good enough to do a service for you, we should be good enough for equality," Darden said.

Christie's gay marriage veto triggers hairstylist's boycott

In this March 19, 2011 file photo, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez speaks in Santa Fe, N.M.  (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)<br />
In this March 19, 2011 file photo, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez speaks in Santa Fe, N.M. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan) Susan Montoya Bryan

After the Republican governor of New Mexico, Susana Martinez, came out in support of Gov. Christie's veto of a gay marriage bill last week, Martinez's gay hairstylist called her up.

"I said, 'You should be ashamed with yourself,'" Antonio Darden told the Huffington Post. "I just couldn't believe she said it."

Darden refused to cut her hair again. "I said 'no.'..If we are good enough to do a service for you, we should be good enough for equality," Darden said.

Christie offered a new defense of his veto the other day on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" and ended up in a screaming match with gay Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart. The exchange was pretty entertaining -- but also interesting. Christie said his position is the same as President Obama's on the issue. Both support civil unions, and neither support gay marriage (although Obama says his position is "evolving").

"The evolution ends after Election Day 2012 when he doesn't have any more political risk," Christie said. "This is the type of cowardice we don't want."

Could this line of argument resurface in the general election? Capehart got the last word, writing a post about his exchange with Christie, here. But Christie has a point: Neither Obama nor Christie endorse gay marriage.

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