For those of you who may have experienced a drunken run-in with a tiara-wearing bride-to-be at West Hollywood's #1 hotspot, The Abbey, you might be relieved to hear this...
According to Weho Confidential, The Abbey Food & Bar, known as the "Best Gay Bar in the World," a title won two years in a row from Logo, announced today that all bachelorette parties have been banned from taking place within its doors. “Every Friday and Saturday night, they’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," said Abbey founder David Cooley.
"They are completely unaware that the people around them are legally prohibited from getting married. Over the past 22 years, The Abbey has been a place that accepts everyone, gay, straight, lesbian, transgender, bisexual and everything in between. We love our straight girlfriends and they are welcome here, just not for bachelorette parties.”
The Abbey claims it is has long been a policy of theirs to deny admission to groups in costume, including Bachelorette regalia. Bachelorette parties had previously been allowed inside if they removed their costumes. The Abbey’s Bachelorette Ban comes on the heels of a ban on same-sex marriage in North Carolina and a number of other states across the south.
The Abbey is encouraging other gay-owned and operated establishments to institute their own bans as a sign of solidarity until marriage is legal everywhere for everyone. Source.