Other issues are on LGBT advocates' agenda as well.
They want immigration reform measures being mulled in the Senate and House, for instance, to treat same-sex partners much like heterosexual spouses.
They want safer schools, so youngsters aren't threatened, hurt or otherwise victimized.
And they are also mindful that transgendered people have "not seen as many gains as the gay and lesbian portion of our community," says Cole-Schwartz of the Human Rights Campaign.
"The way the media talks about transgendered people is in terms of violence and suicide rates, but those aren't the only stories," adds Cruz, noting that parts of America still don't know or understand them.
In other words, even after Wednesday's Supreme Court decisions, there's a lot that these activists' still want to do.
And to do it, Huckaby says, means harnessing "the collective energy" of people of all sexual persuasions who share the same values. That kind of movement could take place not just in the halls of Congress, but in stores and coffee shops on Main Street.
"I know the power that there is in individual messages from the people who are willing to speak out," said Huckaby, who grew up in Louisiana and has seven siblings -- three of whom are homosexual, like he is, and four of whom are straight. "These (challenges) are not insurmountable."
T.J. Williams is eager to put himself out there, partner with others, work hard and make an impact.
In his last year at Garrett Theological Seminary, he is working to combat poverty, address gun violence afflicting parts of Chicago and promote fair education.
"What I am most interested in is creating unity among everyone who seeks justice and equality," he said.
For him, these issues and promoting LGBT rights are all related.