Tag Archive | Jeremy Pemberton

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in April last year, he had his licence to officiate revoked, and an offer to work in Nottinghamshire was also withdrawn after the marriage.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.