JK Rowling, author of the popular Harry Potter series, has once again voiced her support for gay rights, taking to Twitter and claimed that she is “in awe” over Ireland’s ‘Yes’ vote.
“Sitting here watching the Irish make history,” said Rowling on Twitter. “Extraordinary and wonderful.
“I don’t have the right to be proud, as I’m not Irish. I’m in awe, that’s what I am – Ireland has set an example to the world!”
Ireland is the first country in the world to legalise gay marriage through a popular vote. Voters were overwhelmingly in favour of the ‘Yes’ vote, picking up 62.1 percent of the total ballots.
“Proud to see us being so open and accepting, at long last! I hope Dumbledore and all witches and wizards feel welcome here,” one user tweeted to J.K. Rowling.
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 23, 2015
The author responded, happily claiming that Dumbledore and Gandalf could get married in Ireland.
In March, Rowling offered a brilliant response to a fan questioning why the author had decided to make Dumbledore gay. “Maybe because gay people just look like… people?” Rowling challenged.