Joe Biden Officiates His First Wedding – For a Same-Sex Couple
Joe Biden says he "couldn't be happier" for the grooms, two longtime White House staffers
As his time in office draws to a close, it looks like Vice President Joe Biden may have found a new calling – as a wedding officiant!
Biden officiated his first wedding on Monday, presiding over the nuptials of two longtime White House staffers, Brian Mosteller and Joe Mahshie, according to a White House spokesman. The ceremony took place at the Naval Observatory, the vice president’s official residence.
Biden posted a photo of the ceremony on Twitter, captioning it, “Proud to marry Brian and Joe at my house. Couldn’t be happier, two longtime White House staffers, two great guys.”
After the couple asked Biden to officiate their wedding, he obtained a temporary certification from the District of Columbia to perform the ceremony, which was attended by the grooms’ immediate families.
The vice president was an early proponent of same-sex marriage, first endorsing it publicly in 2012.