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Anna Wintour tweets for first time as US court clears way for gay marriage

British-born Vogue editor Anna Wintour posted her first-ever message on Twitter yesterday, as the US Supreme Court ruled against the Defense of Marriage Act, opening the way to Government help for same-sex married couples across the country.

Anna Wintour: 'Happy and proud'

Wintour sent the message through Vogue's Twitter handle, said AdAge. The initials at the end indicated that the tweet came from her.

Her Tweet said, "Today’s rulings are a big step forward for all Americans striving to achieve equality. I couldn’t be happier or more proud. —A.W."

A spokeswoman for Vogue revealed it was Wintour's idea to send the tweet. "Anna has always been vocally committed to the cause of marriage equality -- she felt it was important to use her first tweet to express her support for a cause that she holds dear to her heart."

Will Wintour continue tweeting for Vogue, or start an account of her own?. "You will just have to follow us and see," the spokesperson said.

Vogue's Twitter account, which has more than 2.5 million followers, does not typically weigh in on politics or court rulings, AdAge pointed out.

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