Vice President Biden officiated his first wedding at his Washington home Monday afternoon, and it was a same-sex ceremony between two longtime White House staffers.

One of the grooms was Brian Mosteller, the omnipresent White House aide who, since the first days of the administration, has ensured President Obama’s day runs smoothly by anticipating his every need or concern.

In a profile of Mosteller in February, he recalled how he was in the room when Obama affirmed in a television interview his support for same-sex marriage, which came after Biden made his support public in 2012. Mosteller said he cried after Obama asked his loyal aide how he had done.

AD

“When I was young, I couldn’t fathom that I could ever have a partner, and now I was with the president of the United States and, together, we were talking this kind of partnership, and it was not only public but so very normal,” Mosteller said about that moment. “How often does a boss talk about love? Now, how often does a boss contribute to our country’s blessing of your love?”

AD

Obama wasn’t at the intimate ceremony attended by immediate family, according to the vice president’s office. The couple asked Biden to officiate, so the vice president obtained a temporary certification to be able to legally marry them.

Late Monday, Biden tweeted a photo of Mosteller putting a ring on his new husband, Joe Mahshie, a trip coordinator for first lady Michelle Obama.

Later, Jill  Biden retweeted the image, and added, “Love is love!”

Sign up for the Saturday Inspired Life newsletter.

AD
AD