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NASHVILLE -- Nikki Vonhaejer and Lauren Mesnard have become the first same-sex couple to marry in Nashville after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the state's gay marriage ban.

The Davidson County Clerk's Office began issuing marriage licenses around noon on Friday, and the couple was married in the office. They say they will have a ceremony with their families in a couple of months and then go on their honeymoon.

Vonhaejer, who is 26 and works in a restaurant, told a reporter, "I'm just really excited to be able to marry the person I love."

Mesnard is 25 and works for FedEx. After the ceremony she said, "Now it's not like a special occasion to be normal."

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