Daniela, I watched your Youtube on "what god do you believe in" with the man on the bus not excepting your atheist view. I am wondering if since you made that video that you have learned how many people who really do act like him are out there? Look at my blog "to be or not to be". There are many many many people out there that do not see our needs for equallity.
My opinion is that it is a very confusing choice. I think that I have not had enough experience with people who are atheist who get married or not get married to know what my choices are. I don't understand the laws that are made to make the choice easier. When you are socially bonded by love and affection you are also sharing the financial work. If you are married you have a legal document that is recorded as an officially recognized ownership of financial property. That sounds bad but if there was some tragic accident that made your spouse unable to help themselves the legal marraige may help insure that the money, if any, will stay with its owner. This could help the victim in their care. If there was no marriage document there may be no legal rights of the caring spouse to be helpful to them and the state may take the money. The personal bond would be abruptly intruded on where as if you were married the personal choices could be made easier. I don't know if any of this is true as I say them here but it might be. If I had kids with a woman I think being married is more important. If I had a long relationship with a woman I might feel that it is important to take the relationship a step further (marraige). It is all very unknown to me.
Let me be more clear. Do you think marriage is a good thing or a bad thing or something other? Do you feel that marraige is really for religios people or also okay for atheist thinkers? Is marraige okay for some and not others?