Priest appeals

Canon Jeremy Pemberton, who was prevented from working as a hospital chaplain in Nottinghamshire after marrying his partner Laurence Cunnington in April 2014, has urged senior judges to find he suffered discrimination.

He was a Church of England priest for more than 30 years but had his permission to officiate revoked after he married. He was also denied a licence which left him unable to take up a job offer at the King’s Mill Hospital in Nottinghamshire.

He renewed his fight at London’s Court of Appeal on Wednesday, where his lawyers argued the earlier rulings should be overturned. The hearing continues today.