The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago on Tuesday morning lifted stays on rulings striking down gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin, a day after the Supreme Court rejected appeals in the cases.

The high court also refused to hear appeals in cases challenging bans in Utah, Virginia and Oklahoma. The decision not to hear the cases also affects 6 states under the courts' jurisdiction.

Few counties in Indiana and Wisconsin were issuing marriage licenses to gay couples on Monday, citing the need to wait for official word from the appeals court.

The orders make marriage equality official in Indiana and Wisconsin.

(Related: Gay marriage foes outraged over Supreme Court decision.)