Marina Gomberg was in bed on Monday morning when she heard the news that the U.S. Supreme Court had effectively made gay marriage legal again in Utah and she immediately started dreaming that she and her wife could become mothers.

"We can actually start thinking about starting a family. We are going to be moms! It feels like a really big day, personally and for the rest of the state," said Gomberg.

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected appeals in gay marriage cases involving five states — Virginia, Oklahoma, Utah, Wisconsin and Indiana — that had prohibited gay marriage, leaving intact lower court rulings striking down those bans.