WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden announced this week that he had officiated a same-sex “wedding” between two White House staffers at his home in Washington.
He Tweeted a photo of the occasion on Monday, writing, “Proud to marry Brian and Joe at my house. Couldn’t be happier, two longtime White House staffers, two great guys.”
Brian Mosteller works as director of Oval Office operations for Barack Obama, and Joe Mahsie serves as a travel coordinator for Michelle Obama.
Biden obtained a temporary certificate to officiate the ceremony as per the men’s request. Biden’s wife, Jill, also Tweeted the photo after the ceremony, writing, “Love is love.”
As of press time, Biden’s Tweet has generated over 137,000 likes and over 42,000 shares.
As previously reported, in 2012, Biden publicly announced his support for same-sex “marriage,” just days before Barack Obama did likewise.
“I am absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marrying men, women marrying women, and heterosexual men and women marrying one another are entitled to the same exact rights, all the civil rights, all the civil liberties,” he said.
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