Others can be very scary and dangerous, like Ted Cruz encouraging states not directly named in the SCOTUS decision to continue banning same sex marriage. Several of the counties in these states who have followed Cruz's advice are now no longer offering marriage licenses of any sort, others may face fines for defying a federal mandate.
For most of these topics there could be a workable middle ground. But our society is not interested in middle. We have Anti and Pro. For and Against. If anyone suggests a middle they are met with lots of examples of how that will "never work." because no one wants to give up their extreme view point.