As It Happens

Grammar school in the UK issued test with a homophobic math question.


Royal Grammar School, an all-boys grammar, is under fire after issuing a test with a homophobic math question about same-sex relationships was given to students by a school volunteer, according to the Bucks Free Press.

It  reads: “If in a town 70 percent of the men are married to 90 percent of the women (and each marriage is between one man and woman, as God intended when he made humans male and female) what percentage of the adult population are married?”


One parent rightly described the question as “homophobic” as having a clear “anti-LGBT bias.”

“First few boys to pick up the test, noticed the question concerned and referred it to staff. As soon as it was picked up, it was quickly withdrawn from the department.”

He added that the volunteer who handed out the question “will not be returning to RGS,” as “staff is expected to abide by the teacher’s standards if they’re on the payroll or not.”

Meanwhile, one former student described the volunteer responsible for the question’s wording as “a caricature of conservative Christianity.”













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