Brooks Brothers takes a stand for gay marriage in tweet, has second thoughts.

Brooks Brothers Comes Out for Gay Marriage, Has Second Thoughts

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March 27 2013 5:28 PM

Brooks Brothers Comes Out for Gay Marriage, Has Second Thoughts

This tweet has now been taken down:


We’ve reached out to the clothier to ask why they decided to delete the tweet, and will update when we hear back.

Update, March 27, 8 p.m.: A spokesman for Brooks Brothers sends along the following explanation:

It is a longstanding Brooks Brothers policy that our associates may not use company assets to promote their personal or political views. One of our associates tweeted from what they believed to be their personal Twitter account and when they realized they were actually logged on to the company’s handle, that associate deleted their own tweet (fully aware of this policy). Brooks Brothers has consistently demonstrated a history of treating all our employees equally.

Forrest Wickman is a Slate senior editor. He writes and edits for Slate’s culture blog, Brow Beat.

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