I will pay for the following article Analytical Paper for Same-sex Marriage. The work is to be 5 pages with three to five sources, with in-text citations and a reference page. Utilitarianism is known as the greatest happiness principle. . This theory by John Stuart Mill is one of the most powerfully convincing paths to normative ethics in philosophy. Utilitarianism holds the belief that a moral act is one that produces the most happiness.
Mill and Jeremy Bentham held that good must be maximized so as to bring out the greatest amount of good for the majority of individuals. The belief is that we should do the action that produces the most overall happiness (Roger, 1997).
This theory arose from the argument that, for an action to be considered right or wrong it must have a consequence and the consequence matter is those that produce happiness or unhappiness. Thus, the desire of a majority of individuals in the pursuit of happiness. This happiness should be experienced by both parties in any situation involving a group.
Determining the moral action according to this theory requires the consideration of several factors. The first consideration should be that the consequence of the action in question should produce happiness. The second thing is that the happiness of everyone should be given equal consideration. Thirdly t we should do the happiness that produces the most overall happiness.
Same-sex marriages simply mean formally acknowledging a relationship between two individuals of the same sex. The formality here is acceptance by the law. Society in a way already has warmed up to the idea of gay and lesbian relationships. The law is still reluctant and Bennet explains this reaction using several reasons.
Criticisms of same-sex marriage argue that allowing this type of marriage will in turn create the need to allow any form of union, including polygamy and others. There are arguments against this stance, one being that same-sex marriage and heterosexual marriages are the same, in that they are a union between two individuals. Polygamy, on the other hand, represents a union of more than two people.
The other argument against same-sex marriages is that it will promote promiscuity especially because gay men are believed to be highly promiscuous (Robinson, 2005). The fact that the belief targeted men imply that lesbian marriages would counteract this by having a good effect (Bennett, 1996).