House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Sunday said that she's optimistic that the remaining 37 states will legalize gay marriage in the next 5 years.

Pelosi discussed this week's historic Supreme Court rulings on marriage with Meet the Press' David Gregory.

Gregory asked whether recognition in all states over the next 5 years was an achievable goal.

“Well, first of all, let's savor the victory,” Pelosi answered. “None of us was surprised that the Supreme Court ruled the way they did. Nonetheless, it was a relief to have it over. Both in terms of the repeal of sections of DOMA as well as the sending Proposition 8 back to where it belongs. We still have work to do.”

“I'm optimistic that the momentum is with ending discrimination.”

“Five years is achievable, you think?” Gregory asked a second time.

“Well, I would certainly hope so. Of course, I've been in this, shall we say crusade, for a long time. And to see the pace with which it has accelerated in the past few years is very encouraging,” she answered.

“Let's hope it's even sooner than that,” she added.