There are five areas that women are treated differently than men within the Mormon temple.
1. Let's start with the mormon temple ceremony. In other Christian weddings, the bride gives herself to the groom and the groom gives himself to the bride. Not so in the mormon temple weddings. Here is the exact wording:
Officiator: Brother ______, do you take Sister ______ by the right hand and receive her unto yourself to be your lawful and wedded wife for time and all eternity, with a covenant and promise that you will observe and keep all the laws, rites, and ordinances pertaining to this Holy Order of Matrimony in the New and
Officiator: Sister ______ do you take brother ______ by the right hand and give yourself to him to be his lawful and wedded wife, and for him to be your lawful and wedded husband, for time and all eternity, with a covenant and promise that you will observe and keep all the laws, rites and ordinances pertaining to this Holy Order of Matrimony in the New and Everlasting Covenant, and this you do in the presence of God, angels, and these witnesses of your own free will and choice?
women give themselves to their husbands only
There you go; the man receives the woman, the woman gives herself to the man. There is no man giving himself to the woman. There will be no equality in the eternities for women, only indentured servitude.
2. At a certain point in the endowment portion of the temple ceremony, women are required to veil their faces before the men pray to god. Women are not allowed to participate in the pray with unveiled faces, but men are not required to make the same shameful covering.
3. Women are required to make an extra covenant than the men are. The women are required to covenant to submit to their husbands. They must bow their heads and say yes.
4. All people who take out their endowments are given a new name in the temple. The women, however, are required to tell this new name to their husbands, but the women are not allowed to know the new name of their husbands.
5. After presenting themselves at the veil, women cannot then enter the Celestial kingdom without their husband escorting them. This is symbolic in the temple, but the women are told it will be literal in the eternities. The women are told they will not rise to be resurrected until their husband's call them forth and escort them into god's presence.
I pose the question again, just because the women are called priestesses and goddess, does that make them equal to men?
My answer is a resounding NO.