Gay bars will risk prosecution unless they allow in heterosexuals under new laws designed to protect homosexuals from discrimination. Even lesbian pubs may find they are unable to deny entry to straight men under regulations to be published next month as part of the Equality Act. Gay rights activists have expressed alarm at the "perverse effects" of a measure they thought would advance their civil rights. Many also believe it will result in more "slumming it", the practice of straight women patronising gay clubs and bars. The Sunday Times 26/02/06 page 3