Vice President Joe Biden married two gay White House staffers at his residence in Washington, D.C. on Monday.
The ceremony marked the first time Biden has married a couple and also the first time he has married a same-sex couple.
Biden’s office told BuzzFeed that Brian Mosteller and Joe Mahshie’s wedding took place at 4 PM Monday at the Naval Observatory, the residence traditionally occupied by the Vice President.
Biden shared the news on Twitter with a photo from the ceremony. He wrote:
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
Biden’s wife, Dr. Jill Biden, retweeted the Vice President’s tweet, adding, “Love is love!”
Love is love! —Jill https://t.co/xDrz2m9qf2
— Dr. Jill Biden (@DrBiden) August 2, 2016
Mosteller is the director of Oval Office operations while Mahshie is a trip coordinator for Michelle Obama.
Biden obtained a temporary certification from a District of Columbia in order to perform the ceremony.
Biden endorsed marriage equality in 2012 in a now-infamous interview on Meet the Press, putting him ahead of President Obama on the issue and sending The White House into a media tailspin at the time.
Watch a Wochit report on Biden marrying the two White House staffers, below.