"Best Gay Bar In The World" The Abbey Bans Anti-Gay State Legislators
The tables are being turned on anti-gay state legislators, that is if they can even still get a table. L
Last week, Arizona pizzeria Rocco's catapulted to viral fame after deciding to refuse service to state legislators who approved a disturbing gay segregation bill.
Now, West Hollywood's The Abbey (known as "Best Gay Bar In The World") has announced a new policy completely banning state lawmakers who vote for similar legislation from the venue. According to a press release, headshots of legislators who voted in favor of Kansas House Bill 2453, Arizona Senate Bill 1062, Idaho House Bill 426, Ohio House Bill 82 along with other similar proposals in Tennessee, Utah, South Dakota, and Oregon will be on hand with The Abbey security at the door.
“When we banned bachelorette parties, we got calls from every red state with people saying they would never come to The Abbey. We got calls from blue states complaining about fighting discrimination with more discrimination. I’ve learned that I can’t stop crazy, ignorant or stupid but I can stop it from coming through my doors,” said David Cooley, Founder of The Abbey. “I live in the ‘Real America’ too and more importantly, I live in the real world. I want to send a message to all those people out there who conflate Christian values with discrimination: we don’t want your kind here.”
In the announcement, The Abbey also encourages other service industry brands to follow its lead and turn away state legislators. Will others follow?
What do you think of The Abbey's decision to ban a group of people?