A gay clergyman who lost an employment tribunal against the Church of England has been given the right to appeal.
Canon Jeremy Pemberton was prevented from taking up a post as a hospital chaplain in Nottinghamshire after marrying his partner, Laurence Cunnington.
Last year an employment tribunal found that Pemberton was not discriminated against, but he has said a hearing to review the decision will take place.
He tweeted: “My application to appeal against the ET judgment has been accepted #justiceforjeremy”.
Pemberton, who had his permission to officiate revoked after marrying his partner in April 2014, had alleged that the C of E’s stance on same-sex marriage breached the Equality Act 2010.
Source: The Guardian