Popular West Hollywood Bar Bans Bachelorette Parties
WEST HOLLYWOOD (CBS) — One of the busiest bars in West Hollywood has put a ban on bachelorette parties until same-sex couples are allowed to marry.
David Cooley, founder and president of The Abbey Food And Bar, says he gets flooded with requests for bachelorette parties on Fridays and Saturdays.
“I just felt after seeing so many bachelorette parties… having our wonderful straight girlfriends having a special time, a special night, having fun that it’s almost a slap in the face to my clientele. Myself being a gay person a kind of slap in my face that I couldn’t have that same experience,” Cooley said.
“So I thought that I would put a ban on bachelorette parties until every person will have the right to have a marriage and be able to marry their loved one,” he said.
Cooley said the parties flaunt marriage inequality and is asking for other gay and straight bars to support him as well.
“My philosophy at The Abbey is everyone is welcome,” Cooley said, adding “If you walk through The Abbey right now, you’ll see straight, gay, young, old.”