We're not sure how you plan on celebrating your hen's night, but this gay bar in West Hollywood has reportedly decided to ban straight bachelorette parties as a form of political protest.
The Abbey is an increasingly popular destination among people of all sexual orientations. The hotspot that has twice been named “Best Gay Bar in the World,” and was reportedly considered a second home to the late Elizabeth Taylor.
As a response to the ongoing debate over same-sex marriages in America, Abbey owner David Cooley was the one to make the announcement. Via MSNBC:
“Over the past 22 years, The Abbey has been a place that accepts everyone, gay, straight, lesbian, transgender, bisexual and everything in between,” Cooley wrote in a press release announcing the policy on Thursday."
“Every Friday and Saturday night, we’re flooded with requests from straight girls in penis hats who want to ogle our gogos, dance with the gays and celebrate their pending nuptials. They are completely unaware that the people around them are legally prohibited from getting married.”
However, Cooley clarifies that the ban is of no offense to the women who do frequent their bar:
“We love our straight girlfriends and they are welcome here, just not for bachelorette parties. It has long been a policy at The Abbey to deny admission to groups in costume, including Bachelorette regalia. Bachelorette parties had previously been allowed inside if they removed their costumes.”
We love our straight girlfriends coming in to celebrate one of the happiest days of their life. But it's also a slap in the face to my customers and my life that we can't have that same celebration