Utilitarian Approach and Gay Marriage

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Just because someone doesn’t love the same way as you do does not make them wrong or make them crazy, it makes them unique. Majority of people around the world feel that marriage should be between a man and a woman and that gays should not have that right because they believe being gay is morally wrong. But if by using the utilitarian approach we could see that by legalizing same-sex marriage we will not only benefit the people but also the economy. Would the end justify the means?
First legalizing same-sex marriage would bring in between $20 million and $40 million more per year in taxes, according to University of Michigan. In The 2000 U.S. Census Bureau reported that there are 601,209 unmarried same-sex partner households in the United States living in 99.3% of all counties in the nation. Now imagine that numbers of people will begging to prepare weeding plans if same-sex marriage became legal in all the states. The utility of this approach will maximize the economy of our country and will also increase the collective happiness of the people who can finally marry those that they love. According to Bride's Magazine, “the average wedding costs $19,000”. Two hundred-fifty thousand more marriages at the average wedding rate would result in wedding costs of $4.75 billion! Mind you, this doesn't include the amount spent on wedding gifts. Same-sex weddings could create hundreds of new jobs after all they will need flowers, cakes, hotels, photographers and other wedding services. Lest not forget what come after weddings the Honeymoons. Couples will spend millions on tourism and tourist-related economic activity. This will bring the greatest good to the greatest amount of people. If same sex marriage became legal in this country then what about people from other counties were same-sex marriage was not legal. They will most likely spend thousands of dollars to come…...

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