WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden announced this week that he had officiated a same-sex “wedding” between two White House staffers at his home in Washington.
He Tweeted a photo of the occasion on Monday, writing, “Proud to marry Brian and Joe at my house. Couldn’t be happier, two longtime White House staffers, two great guys.”
Brian Mosteller works as director of Oval Office operations for Barack Obama, and Joe Mahsie serves as a travel coordinator for Michelle Obama.
Biden obtained a temporary certificate to officiate the ceremony as per the men’s request. Biden’s wife, Jill, also Tweeted the photo after the ceremony, writing, “Love is love.”
As of press time, Biden’s Tweet has generated over 137,000 likes and over 42,000 shares.
As previously reported, in 2012, Biden publicly announced his support for same-sex “marriage,” just days before Barack Obama did likewise.
“I am absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marrying men, women marrying women, and heterosexual men and women marrying one another are entitled to the same exact rights, all the civil rights, all the civil liberties,” he said.
But CNN reported at that time that “Biden has, in the past, counseled the president against coming out for same-sex marriage.”
Last October, Biden spoke at a gala hosted by the homosexual advocacy group Human Rights Campaign, and expressed his support for the federal Equality Act, which would amend the Civil Rights Act and the Fair Housing Act to prohibit employers from firing workers because of their homosexuality and ban landlords from turning down homosexuals who wish to live with their partners.
“The great arc of justice is the journey of this nation, and it continues to move in the right direction,” he said, remarking during his speech that homosexuals left the U.S Supreme Court “no choice.” “We’re moving closer and closer to the animating spirit of America because of all of you, not me, because of all of you.”
Biden, a Roman Catholic, has likewise attended homosexual pride events at the White House and has stated that he believes transgenderism is “the civil rights issue of our time.”
As previously reported, homosexuality was outlawed in early America as a number of states passed sodomy laws under their criminal statutes, banning sexual activity between those of the same gender due to biblical prohibitions against it.
Romans 1:26-27 reads, “For this cause, God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature. And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another: men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet.”
Jesus also said in Mark 10:6-8, “But from the beginning of the Creation God made them male and female. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife, and they twain shall be one flesh.”
“By 1791, when the original 13 states ratified the Bill of Rights, they all treated sodomy as a criminal offense,” chronicles on early American history state.
In 1778, General George Washington, the first president of the United States, ordered Lieutenant Frederick Gotthold Enslin to be drummed out of the camp for “attempting to commit sodomy” with a male soldier.
His March 14th proclamation stated, “His Excellency, the Commander in Chief, approves the sentence, and with abhorrence and detestation of such infamous crimes, orders Lieut. Enslin to be drummed out of camp tomorrow morning by all the drummers and fifers in the Army never to return; the drummers and fifers to attend on the Grand Parade at guard mounting for that purpose.”