Let's first set aside the fact that God has said marriage should be between a man and woman. We'll have to also set aside the fact that marriage is ordained of God and sealed through the divine authority of the Priesthood. (We must also assume you or whomever believe the gospel to be true.) OK. According to the gospel, exaltation is the highest degree or blessing one can attain. I would think that *should* be everyone's ultimate goal. Exaltation. Now, in order to obtain that highest degree, a man and woman (women) must enter into the new and everlasting covenant of marriage AND keep their covenants. The covenant is entered into by the couple and God and bound by the Holy Priesthood. There is God, the Preisthood holder and the woman. To me, the Priesthood holder is esentiall the "covenant maker", for the covenant is not valid without the Priesthood holder. OK, so my own thoughts here, let's say same-sex marriage was legal... BUT, two Priesthood holders could not enter into one covenant. I think there is something about the "one" covenant maker, and he is the "one" Priesthood holder. Then if you thik about two women, there is no covenant able to be made, so of course that is also out of line with God's eternal plan. I don't think it's a matter of "what's right or wrong"... I really think it has to do with two men cannot covenant together nor can two women. I really think it has a lot to do with the Priesthood, who holds it and who doesn't. Even if both men are Priesthood holders... The main reason I believe same-sex marriage is wrong, other than the obvious, is because it cannot lead to an eternal marriage. For that matter, any civil unions don't either, so technically they are "wrong" too I guess. Wrong according to the gospel. Not wrong morally. If that makes sense... I think it is actually a great blessing for those in the circumstance who have had a spouse die and remarry and are able to be sealed for eternity. I mean, that shows to me that our Father in Heaven loves us very much. We can only see the carnal side of plural wives, which that carnality will not exist in the next life, so I don't see what the big deal is. So, long answer, I think there is nothing wrong with polygamy *when* appropirately abided by. I DO oppose gay marriage.