Joe Biden, America's vice president (and occasionally embarrassing dad-figure) did something really cool this week.
He officiated his very first wedding, after obtaining a temporary certification to do so from a Washington, D.C., courthouse.
<p class="image-caption">When you realize you're the illest. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images.</p><h2>The happy couple? Brian Mosteller and Joe Mahshie, two White House staffers who wed in Biden's living room.</h2><p><img august="" be="" biden="" class="tweet-placeholder" data-content="Proud to marry Brian and Joe at my house. Couldn" data-tweet="https://twitter.com/VP/status/760250205191012352" great="" guys.="" happier="" house="" longtime="" pic.twitter.com="" president="" src="/assets/tweet-placeholder.png" staffers="" t="" two="" vice="" white=""><br></p><p>Mosteller is the director of Oval Office operations for the president, and Mahshie is a trip coordinator for first lady Michelle Obama.</p><p>Only the two men's families attended the ceremony.</p><h2>Mosteller has been by President Obama's side since the early days of the administration and was in the room when the president first voiced his support for same-sex marriage.</h2><p><img type="lazy-image" data-runner-src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8xOTUxOTE3My9vcmlnaW4uanBnIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTYxNTUwMzE4M30.ZfYLm-Mxdig4o57JO5iKtcG-BZVb0eeUauD0DK_oTYw/img.jpg?width=980" id="3cc83" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="affc57cf363242e55b5ddabdf2d5781d" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image"></p><p class="image-caption">Mosteller with the president in 2015. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images.</p><p>Speaking to the <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/inspired-life/wp/2016/08/02/president-obamas-anticipator-in-chief-married-in-same-sex-wedding-officiated-by-joe-biden/" target="_blank">Washington Post</a>, Mosteller recalls being moved to tears by that moment:</p><blockquote>“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. How often does a boss talk about love? Now, how often does a boss contribute to our country’s blessing of your love?”</blockquote><p>As you can see, the blessings didn't stop there.</p><h2>It's hard to believe how far America has come in such a short time. </h2><p>It was only four years ago that Joe Biden <a href="http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2012/05/06/478786/biden-marriage/" target="_blank">first voiced his support</a> for same-sex marriage, and it's been just over a year since <a href="http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/06/26/417717613/supreme-court-rules-all-states-must-allow-same-sex-marriages" target="_blank">marriage equality</a> became the law of the land.</p><p>We still have work to do, but we can always look back at these moments and be proud. We, as a nation, are growing and progressing. We're recognizing that what brings us together is stronger than what tears us apart.</p><p>In other words...</p><p><img class="tweet-placeholder" data-content="Love is love! —Jill https://t.co/xDrz2m9qf2— Dr. Jill Biden (@DrBiden) August 2, 2016" data-tweet="https://twitter.com/DrBiden/status/760275082937786369" src="/assets/tweet-placeholder.png"><br><br><br></p>
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