JK Rowling: had row  on Twitter with Westboro Baptist Church after suggesting that if Harry Potter’s Dumbledore  and Lord of the Rings wizard Gandalf were to wed, they could marry in Ireland following the referendum. Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

JK Rowling’s dream of a marriage between wizards Dumbledore and Gandalf, embraced by the author on social media following Ireland’s same-sex marriage (...)

The late Fred Phelps, founder of the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas, which attacks the US government as immoral for tolerating homosexuality. Photograph: Steve Hebert/New York Times

Newton’s third law – that every action has an equal and opposite reaction – can be easily proved in debates on many social issues being fought betw(...)