Ruling on gay clergyman An Employment Appeal Tribunal ruled on 7 December that the Church of England Jeremy Canon withheld lawfully licence after he married his Pemberton’s same sex partner in 2014. Christian Concern The first member of the clergy to deliberately defy clear church teaching, he had previously had five children with his former wife. subscribe now Join today to gain access to the rest of this article and many others. more info login If you are already a subscriber, log in to continue. log in access code If you have an access code, enter it here: Go free trial Get free access for 14 days: Sign up Click here to find out how we take care of your personal data.