In April 2014 he was married to his partner Laurence Cunnington. He then had his licence to officiate withdrawn by Richard Inwood, acting Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham, and as a result a job offer for him to be chaplain for Sherwood Forest hospitals NHS trust was withdrawn. He took the Church of England to an employment tribunal, but lost his case. He already holds a licence to work as a chaplain in the Diocese of Lincoln, but is now not able to do so in the Southwell and Nottingham diocese.
- http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/sep/01/gay-priest-alleged-discrimination-church-of-england-employment-tribunal Press Associaton, "Gay priest forced to wait for verdict in church discrimination tribunal" The Guardian, 1 September 2015.
- http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-34725911 "Gay canon Jeremy Pemberton was not discriminated against" BBC News, 4 November 2015.
- https://www.stonewall.org.uk/our-work/blog/jeremy-pemberton-case-and-what-it-means Simon Sarmiento, Chair of the LGBTI Anglican Coalition, "The Jeremy Pemberton case and what it means", Stonewall Says.
- http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/therainbowlist/rainbow-list-2015-1-to-101-a6731391.html Sarah Morrison, Rainbow List 2015. Independent on Sunday, 15 November 2015