Vice President Joe Biden has conducted his first wedding ceremony, and it was for a gay male couple, both of whom are longtime White House staffers.
BuzzFeed reports that Biden obtained a temporary certification from the District of Columbia so that he could perform the wedding ceremony for Brian Mosteller and Joe Mahshie. The ceremony took place Monday afternoon at Biden’s home.
The vice president then tweeted out a photo of himself performing the ceremony for Mosteller and Mahshie, saying, “Proud to marry Brian and Joe at my house. Couldn’t be happier, two longtime White House staffers, two great guys.”
His wife, Dr. Jill Biden, then retweeted the post, saying, “Love is love! — Jill.”
Buzz Feed notes that Mosteller is the director of Oval Office operations and Mahshie is a trip coordinator for First Lady Michelle Obama.