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VP Joe Biden Just Officiated His First Wedding For A Same-Sex Couple

He married two White House staffers on Monday.
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Vice President Joe Biden can now add "wedding officiant" to his resume.

Biden married a same-sex couple — both White House staffers — on Monday.

He tweeted: "Proud to marry Brian and Joe at my house. Couldn't be happier, two longtime White House staffers, two great guys."

According to media reports, it was Biden's first time officiating a wedding.

Jill Biden tweeted, "Love is love!"

SEE MORE: The US Navy Is Honoring Gay Rights Activist Harvey Milk

Biden officiating a same-sex wedding shouldn't be surprising.

"This is all about a simple proposition: Who do you love?" Biden said during an interview on "Meet the Press." "I am absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marrying men, women marrying women and heterosexual men and women marrying are entitled to the same exact rights."

Biden made that statement in 2012 as the re-election campaign was ramping up. At the time, President Barack Obama hadn't endorsed same-sex marriage, but he did support civil unions.

Unnamed sources told Politico that moment forced the administration's hand in supporting gay marriage.

"I think same-sex couples should be able to get married," Obama told ABC a few days later.

No word if Biden will continue officiating weddings when he leaves office in January. CNN reports he was only temporarily certified to marry the staffers.

This video includes clips from the White HouseC-SPAN and CBS and images from Twitter / @VP and Getty Images. Music provided courtesy of APM Music.

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