About gay marriage: suppose we called everything outside of church ceremonies "civil unions". Only churches would perform "marriages". Would this solve the controversy? (Full disclosure - the fact that same-sex marriages are not allowed is ridiculous!!!!!)
The pro-gun and pro-choice people make too much (invalid) use of the slippery-slope argument (if this, then that). It's a bunch of BS. Suppose the pro-choicers give up late-term abortions and the pro-gunners give up assault weapons. Is that a compromise we can live with?