Joe Biden kicked off his Memorial Day weekend by helping a same-sex couple tie the knot.
Details of the actual ceremony are scarce, but one of the wedding’s high-profile guests was none other than Melanie Griffith. The “Working Girl” star, 59, posted a photo of the nuptials to her Instagram account Monday.
The occasion marked at least the second time that Biden, who publicly backed marriage equality in 2012, has officiated a same-sex wedding. In August 2016, the former vice president married Brian Mosteller and Joe Mahshie, who were both White House staffers at the time.
Meanwhile, Biden has been critical of the Trump administration having “shift[ed] the focus” on LGBTQ issues as of late. “As much great work as we’ve done, we face some real challenges ahead. We thought things were moving in the right direction,” the 74-year-old said in March, while accepting the HELP HERO Humanitarian Award. He then added, “Instead of focusing on the fact that 40 percent of the homeless youth on the street are identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender [and] rejected by their families out on the street, and what do we do about that, we’re now focusing on whether or not a transgender child, which bathroom they can use.”
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