This Monday, Vice President Joe Biden officiated a same-sex wedding between two White House staffers at his vice presidential residence in Washington, DC.
A photo Biden tweeted of himself performing the wedding got quite the buzz on social media. According to a statement sent to BuzzFeed News from Biden’s office, the wedding between Brian Mosteller and Joe Mahshie took place Monday in the late afternoon.
“Proud to marry Brian and Joe at my house. Couldn’t be happier, two longtime White House staffers, two great guys,” The VP’s tweet read.
According to BuzzFeed, “it was the first time Biden had performed a wedding and came after Mosteller and Mahshie asked him to officiate.”
Biden was issued a temporary certification to perform the ceremony from the District of Columbia.
Mosteller is the director of Oval Office operations and in February was the subject of a Washington Postprofile that touted his ability to “basically read President Obama’s mind.” According to Mahshie’s LinkedIn profile, he is a trip coordinator for Michelle Obama.
The tweet is getting a lot of attention, so far getting liked and shared well over 80,000 times.
Proud to marry Brian and Joe at my house. Couldn't be happier, two longtime White House staffers, two great guys. pic.twitter.com/0om1PT7bKh
— Vice President Biden (@VP) August 1, 2016
The ceremony was small with only a few family members in attendance.