1. a. the social institution under which a man and woman establish their decision to live as husband and wife by legal commitments, religious ceremonies, etc.
I recently heard of news being made about people deciding to live together than marry. I found this article by googling "marriage decline" - http://www.suite101.com/content/where-are-all-the-married-people-a1...
What is your oppinion on marriage as an atheist? What are the reasons why or why not to be married compared to a couple who lives together. I personally cannot think of any reason why to be married legally. Can you?