The Abbey

The Abbey Bans Bachelorette Parties Until Marriage Equality is Reached

The Abbey, West Hollywood
The Abbey, West Hollywood Photo: Troy David Johnston via Flickr

West Hollywood’s The Abbey, famously tolerant of breeders and all the bullshit they bring to the party, is clearing its hands of having to cater to one specific demographic: bachelorettes. As of today, the bar announces that it is officially banning all bachelorette parties. You can probably take a guess as to why, but the move is actually a political statement in favor of marriage equality and the lounge makes clear that it still loves “our straight girl friends,” even squealing ones wearing penis hats. Come and take a look below to shared in one of the greatest official statements we’re yet to read.

In a press release, The Abbey’s owner, David Cooley, states the club’s new policy on an “offensive heterosexual tradition [that] flaunts marriage inequality in the face of gays and lesbians:”

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. 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. 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. The Abbey’s Bachelorette Ban comes on the heels of a ban on Gay Marriage in North Carolina and a number of other states across the south. The Abbey encourages other gay-owned and operated establishments to institute their own bans as a sign of solidarity until Marriage is legal everywhere for everyone.

A rep with the club says this ban on bachelorette parties will stand “until the act of marriage is rightfully available to people of all sexual orientations.” Hopefully, North Carolina legislator and human-penis-hat Peter Brunstetter is reading.

The Abbey Bans Bachelorette Parties Until Marriage Equality is Reached