Now we know the real reason Joe Biden forced President Obama to back marriage equality (aside from his belief that gay people deserve the same rights as all other Americans): He wanted to get into the wedding racket. The vice-president officiated a same-sex wedding on Monday, marrying two White House staffers at his residence.
Biden tweeted out a photo of the ceremony, and Jill Biden replied, “love is love!”:
According to a statement, the grooms, Brian Mosteller and Joe Mahshie, asked Biden to marry them, and Biden obtained a temporary certification from the District of Columbia. BuzzFeed reports that Mosteller is the director of Oval Office operations, and Mahshie is a trip coordinator for Michelle Obama.
This is the first time Biden has officiated a wedding, but now that Americans know they can ask him to perform their wedding, it’ll probably be his full-time job come January.