With the Supreme Court's decision in 2015 to legalize same-sex marriage across the nation, many Illinois citizens were finally able to tie the knot. Despite the long wait, same-sex partners should probably refrain from rushing headlong into marriage simply because they now can. They, like heterosexual couples, should give the matter deep consideration before making a decision.
While it is true that marriage offers same-sex partners valuable benefits, cohabitations is still an option for many as they explore the idea of finally being allowed to wed. For example, if your relationship is relatively new, cohabitation or even dating might be the right choice for now. However, if you and your partner have been in the relationship for several years, marriage may be right for you.