A Gay Bar In LA Has Banned Straight Bachelorette Parties Until Everyone Can Get Married

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Marriage equality protesters across the country took to the streets after North Carolina voters voted to ban gay marriages earlier this month.The Abbey, a gay nightclub in West Hollywood, Calif., is protesting in its own way. Nightclub owner David Cooley has banned bachelorette parties from celebrating there until same-sex marriage is legal everywhere, according to KNBC-TV.

“We love our straight girlfriends coming in to celebrate one of the happiest days of their life,” Cooley said to KNBC-TV. “But it’s also a slap in the face to my customers and my life that we can’t have that same celebration.”

In a rant published this weekend, Gawker’s Louis Peitzman finds a different reason why bachelorette parties should not be celebrated at gay bars — because they are annoying.

“When a group of women go to a gay bar to let loose for a bachelorette party, the gay men become props,” Peitzman wrote, adding that they’re just “tasteless.” He offers a better alternative for bachelorettes everywhere: hire a male stripper. He may be on to something.

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