The Abbey Food & Bar, known as the best Gay Bar in the World, having won the title two year’s in a row from MTV’s Logo, announced that all Bachelorette Parties have been banned from taking place within its doors.
A press release from the bar called bachelorette parties an “offensive heterosexual tradition [that] flaunts marriage inequality.”
“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,” said David Cooley, Founder of The Abbey. “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,” continued Cooley. “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, according to the bar. Bachelorette parties had previously been allowed inside if they removed their costumes.
The Abbey’s new “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.