Gay U.S. Ambassador Tweets Photo of His Same-Sex Wedding, Thanks Obama

By Penny Starr | August 5, 2014 | 11:38 AM EDT

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( – The U.S. Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation (OSCE) in Europe tweeted on Saturday that he married his partner Brian Walsh and thanked President Barack Obama and Secretaries of State Hillary Clinton and John Kerry.

Daniel Baer tweeted: “So, I got married this morning. Thank you @BarackObama, @HillaryClinton & @JohnKerry for your commitment to equality.”

The tweet included a photo of the wedding ceremony, which was also posted in a story about the event on the Huffington Post’s Gay Voices website and linked to the original reporting by the pro-homosexual website “On Top.”

“Get out the champagne!” the Huffington Post article stated on Monday. “Openly gay U.S. Ambassador Daniel Baer married his partner Brian Walsh over the weekend.”

The couple was married in Vienna, Austria, where they reside, according to the “On Top” article.

Baer, who took his post in September 2012, described himself on his Twitter account: “U.S. Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in enthusiast, dog lover, and politics junkie.”

The Huffington Post reported on Sept. 6, 2013 that Baer is the fourth “openly gay” U.S. ambassador. The story includes a video in which he introduced himself and his partner.

The other three openly gay American ambassadors are John Berry, ambassador to Australia, James Costos, ambassador to Spain and Rufus Gifford, ambassador to Denmark.

In a video posted on YouTube and with the 2013 Huffington Post article, Baer introduces himself, his partner and their dog.

“My partner Brian and I are excited to live in Vienna along with our greyhound, Cleo,” Baer said as the video showed the couple walking hand-in-hand. “We look forward to exploring a wonderful city and to going skiing and hiking in Austria and to traveling around the OSCE area.”