If Joe Biden plans to leave the political world come the end of his vice presidential term, it looks like he's all set to get into the wedding business. (Come join us, will you Joe?) The current vice president recently became a marriage officiant and presided over his very first same-sex wedding just last night, marrying two White House staffers in his Washington, D.C. home. Think Biden is taking requests for future to-be-wedded couples? Where can we sign up?!
On Monday night, the U.S. Naval Observatory (a.k.a. the vice president's humble abode) was transformed into a wedding venue for two White House staffers: Brian Mosteller, the Oval Office operations director for President Barack Obama, and Joe Mahshie, a trip coordinator for First Lady Michelle Obama. According to CNN and an official statement from Biden's office, the now-newlyweds had asked Biden himself to marry them and the VP was all to happy to oblige after receiving temporary certification from the District of Columbia in order to officiate the sweet ceremony.
Although the nuptials were only attended by the grooms' families, the wedding photo was soon seen by thousands, as Biden tweeted out an adorable pic of himself pronouncing Mosteller and Mahshie officially wed. "Proud to marry Brian and Joe at my house," Biden captioned the black-and-white wedding photo. "Couldn't be happier, two longtime White House staffers, two great guys." The vice president's wife, Dr. Jill Biden, later retweeted the sweet snapshot, declaring "Love is love!" Too sweet, right?
Back in May of 2012, Biden publicly supported the legalization of same-sex marriage, becoming the highest-ranking American official of the time to endorse marriage equality (later to be dethroned when President Obama followed his VP's lead), making Biden the perfect choice as wedding officiant for these two grooms.
Think we can get Biden on the ballot as "Official White House Wedding Officiant" come November?