British Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to put on hold his plans to legalise gay marriage after his party's miserable showing in local elections sparked a backlash from angry Tory backbenchers, reports the Daily Mail.
The Prime Minister wants to make same-sex weddings lawful and to reform the system of unelected peers.
But he is expected to make only a vague pledge to reform the House of Lords in this week's Queen's speech, avoiding any firm commitments to implement the policy.
Mr Cameron is also understood to be ready to put the gay marriage plans on the backburner.
The retreat comes after Conservative MPs called on Mr Cameron to return to traditional Tory values following Thursday's elections, in which the party lost 12 councils and 405 seats.
Downing Street sources say the Prime Minister has recognised that he cannot push ahead with the controversial plans with support for the party waning.
FULL STORY Cameron prepared to back down for support on gay marriage law (Daily Mail)