New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez has said she does not support discrimination after a hair stylist criticized her for opposing gay marriage.

According to KOB-TV in Albuquerque, Antonio Darden, the owner of Antonio's Studio in Santa Fe, abruptly decided Martinez was no longer welcome at his business.

Darden, who said he previously cut the governor's hair three times, refused to cut the governor's hair over her opposition to gay marriage.

“I think it's just equality, dignity for everyone,” said Darden, who is openly gay. “I think everybody should be allowed the right to be together. My partner and I have been together for 15 years.”

Martinez Spokesman Greg Blair told the Los Angeles Times that while Martinez does not support marriage equality, she is also opposed to discrimination.

“The governor has been very clear that she does not support gay marriage,” Blair said, “but does believe that all people should be judged on their merits and not discriminated against.”

Martinez, a Republican, is not only opposed to giving gay and lesbian couples the right to marry, she has also said she would not sign legislation recognizing gay couples with a domestic partnership.

“I would not sign the domestic partnership bill,” Martinez said during her 2010 campaign. “It is unnecessary and ill-advised, as most of the rights can be attained through contracts and by power of attorney.”