I think it is still important because when you are in a relationship and you are not married, got a child, they will become legitimate in some instances. That is really something that could stresses the child when they became old, when he or she will need some rights to finance them in the future. I do believe that marriage is a vow, a promise that we say to God, that we love each other and promise to be together, through thick and thin. Marriage is important. It doesn't have to be an expensive wedding. It matters that every people in a relationship that would love to last long, should be married. The is the proper and normal way. There are those who didn't try to go into marriage and I think they are not being practical but they are being lazy to make their love legal.