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The Abbey in West Hollywood, CA.
The Abbey, one of West Hollywood's most well-known establishments, announced Thursday it will be banning the "offensive heterosexual tradition" of bachelorette parties until marriage is legal "everywhere for everyone," according to the official press release.
"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,” said David Cooley, Founder of The Abbey.
The Abbey is taking a stand against a practice it says, "flaunts marriage inequality in the face of gays and lesbians," and as a sign of solidarity "on the heels of a ban on Gay Marriage in North Carolina and a number of other states across the south," according to the statement.