Former Vice President Joe Biden celebrated Memorial Day weekend—and love!—on Saturday as the officiant in a wedding between Democratic National Convention Finance Chair Henry Munoz and his now-husband, Kyle Ferrari.
Biden took his duties seriously and looked dapper in a dark navy suit with a crisp blue-and-white striped tie. Interestingly enough, one image of the touching moment came from an unlikely source: Working Girl actress Melanie Griffith (also known as Fifty Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson’s mother). “My dearest friends Henry Munoz and Kyle Ferrari were married today by VP Joe Biden,” the actress captioned a photo of the couple and Biden standing before their family and friends. “Wishing them everlasting love and a joyous life journey!!!”
This isn’t the first time that Biden has officiated a wedding, however. Last August, he married two White House staffers at his home, and tweeted his support for the newlyweds along with a photo of the two grooms at the time—Brian Mosteller, the Oval Office operations director for former president Barack Obama, and Joe Mahshie, a trip coordinator for former first lady Michelle Obama.
“Proud to marry Brian and Joe at my house. Couldn’t be happier,” Biden captioned the sweet black-and-white shot. “Two longtime White House staffers, two great guys.” Biden’s wife, Dr. Jill Biden, retweeted the image in support, along with her own two cents: “Love is love!”
Biden has been a vocal advocate for LGBTQ rights and sexual assault victims. In a May editorial for The Washington Post, Biden reiterated the importance of being actively engaged in the fight for equality as an ally of the LGBTQ community.
“Progress happens when fair-minded individuals — from political leaders to on-the-ground activists — stand up to hate, prejudice and violence in all their forms,” he wrote. “Progress is possible. But we cannot wait, we cannot stand by.”
Since leaving the White House, Biden has been staying busy and staying involved. Earlier this year, he announced that he would lead the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement at the University of Pennsylvania, a new center based in D.C. that will focus on “diplomacy, foreign policy, and national security.”