Why Joel Madden, Nicole Richie (and Brad, Angie) won't marry!

NicolerichiejoelmaddenAsk not for whom the wedding bells toll. They're definitely not ringing for Joel Madden and Nicole Richie.

That's what the Good Charlotte rocker, father of Richie's 6-month-old daughter, Harlow, revealed last week.

"We don't have any plans for that right now," Madden told People. "We're just happy, and we're being a family, and that's where we're at right now. But marriage means something different to everyone."

With that statement, they're now officially on the Unwedded Bliss List -- referring to the Hollywood stars (Brad and Angelina being the most blatant example) who are shunning traditional marriage.

In case you haven't noticed (and really, why would you), celebrities are increasingly opting to live together and raise children without the religious ceremony, financial entanglements and tax benefits of a legal union.

Ironically, this trend is taking off at a time when, in California, gays, lesbians and transexuals are gleefully trotting down the aisle after the state Supreme Court lifted a ban (even if only temporarily with a November ballot vote) on same sex marriage.

Click here to see a gallery of stars who refuse to say "I do." And keep reading this item to find out who's on the list and why!

Then weigh in on this controversial "I do/I don't think so" social trend!