Barber Cites “Religious Freedom” To Deny Trans Army Reservist A Haircut
Army reservist Kendall Oliver, who is transgender, went online to book an appointment at The Barbershop in Rancho Cucamonga, but was turned away after showing up.
Richard Hernandez, owner of The Barbershop, sees it differently:
“It’s a shame for a man to have long hair, but if a woman has long hair, it’s her glory and it speaks to being given to her as her covering, and I don’t want to be one who is taking away from her glory.”
Even so, he still doesn’t think he’s being discriminatory:
“It’s not our intention to discriminate against anyone based on sexual orientation or gender of anything like that. The Bible teaches us that a woman’s hair is her glory.”
Of course, Oliver is not having it:
“I don’t see how that should affect a business. I’m a customer here, you provide a service, and everyone is entitled to that service.”
Watch the story via CBS 2 below.