Vice President Joe Biden has officiated his first ever marriage, and it just happened to be for a same-sex couple.
The two grooms were White House staffers Brian Mosteller and Joe Mahshie, who had asked the vice president to lead the ceremony.
Tweeting out a picture, he said: ‘Proud to marry Brian and Joe at my house. Couldn’t be happier, two longtime White House staffers, two great guys.’
Mosteller is a special assistant to President Barack Obama and the Director of Oval Office Operations while Mahshie is a trip coordinator for Michelle Obama.
According to Biden’s office, the wedding happened at 4pm on Monday afternoon at his Washington, DC residence.
The vice president obtained a temporary certification from the District of Columbia to preside over the ceremony, which was attended by the grooms’ families.
Jill Biden, the VP’s wife, tweeted: ‘Love is love!’ - Read more at: http://scl.io/XR4pgJ-y#gs._EbKrBI
Biden publicly endorsed same-sex marriage in 2012.
He said: ‘I am absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marrying men, women marrying women and heterosexual men marrying women are entitled to the same exact rights. All the civil rights, all the civil liberties.
‘And quite frankly I don’t see much of a distinction beyond that.’
Congrats Brian and Joe!
This has been reposted from Gay Star News.