Tag Archive | Jeremy Pemberton

OPINION: How will the Church of England respond to heterosexual civil partnerships?

OPINION: How will the Church of England respond to heterosexual civil partnerships?

By Jeremy Pemberton The Church of England likes to portray itself as the friend of civil partnerships for LGBT+ people. This is notwithstanding the fact that, when the legislation was passing through the House of Lords in 2004, the majority of its 26 bishops in the British upper chamber of parliament voted for an amendment […]

Opinion: The Church of England must break its toxic colonial legacy

Opinion: The Church of England must break its toxic colonial legacy

March 12 marks the 25th anniversary of the ordination of women priests within the Church of England. Yet while today marks one milestone, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people remain second-class citizens. Next year the Anglican bishops from around the world will meet for the Lambeth Conference. Except that a tranche of them, mostly from […]

Tribunal Says Gay Clergyman Job Withdrawal Not Discrimination

Tribunal Says Gay Clergyman Job Withdrawal Not Discrimination

When gay Church of England canon and father of five, Jeremy Pemberton, married his partner, Laurence Cunnington, in April last year, he had his licence to officiate revoked, and an offer to work in Nottinghamshire was also withdrawn after the marriage. Yet an employment tribunal ruled that this was not discrimination.