J.K. Rowling Blasts Church Over Dumbledore-Gandalf Marriage Tweet: "Tiny, Bigoted Minds"

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The 'Harry Potter' author doesn't want anyone to stop her characters from getting hitched in Ireland if they so desire.

J.K. Rowling is a strong defender of same-sex marriage, even between fictional characters from different book series.

The Harry Potter creator tweeted at a fan recently that, if Dumbledore and Lord of the Rings wizard Gandalf ever ended up in a gay relationship, they could now tie the knot in Ireland, which is the first country to legalize same-sex marriage by popular vote.

This earned the ire of the Westboro Baptist Church, which tweeted, "So @jkrowling wants Dumbledore & Gandalf to marry in Ireland; if it happens, WBC will picket!"

At that, Rowling fired back with: "Alas, the sheer awesomeness of such a union in such a place would blow your tiny, bigoted minds out of your thick sloping skulls."

This is not the first time that Rowling has used Twitter to discuss Dumbledore's sexuality. When a fan asked Rowling in March via Twitter why she would claim Dumbledore is gay, the author tweeted back, "Maybe because gay people just look like ... people."

Rowling's tweets can be read below.

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