Anna Wintour Tweeted for the First Time Over DOMA, May Never Tweet Again

Editor Used Vogue's Account Instead of Starting Her Own

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Vogue editor and Conde Nast artistic director Anna Wintour posted her first message on Twitter Wednesday, weighing in on the Supreme Court ruling against the Defense of Marriage Act. But she didn't start her own account -- Ms. Wintour sent the message through Vogue's Twitter handle, including her initials at the end to indicate that the tweet came from her.

A spokeswoman for Vogue said it was Ms. 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," she said in an email.

Whether Ms. Wintour will continue tweeting for Vogue, much less start an account of her own, remains to be seen. "You will just have to follow us and see," the spokesperson said.

Dozens of Twitter accounts claim to be Ms. Wintour's. Vogue's Twitter account, which has more than 2.5 million followers, does not typically weigh in on politics or court rulings.

Vogue sibling The New Yorker, meanwhile, scored a hit on social media when moments after the Supreme Court decision it tweeted a link to photos of Edith Windsor, plaintiff in in the DOMA case, as she learned the ruling.

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