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Knoxville couple will be part of historic gay marriage decision

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Val Tanco and Sophy Jesty knew the U.S. Supreme Court would one day hear the gay marriage debate. They just didn't know it was going to involve them and that it would be so soon.

"We're feeling pretty great today..." Tanco said, smiling next to her partner.

On Friday afternoon, the high court announced it would hear the cases of several same sex couples, who were recently denied marriage recognition from the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Jesty and Tanco are in the group. They married in New York, before moving to Tennessee, where same sex marriages are not recognized.

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