If women were ordained to the priesthood, how would we have to re-interpret our temple ceremony? For one, could we have female officiators in the endowment ceremony? During various parts of the ceremony, the officiator either plays the role of God, or Peter. Peter is obviously a man, and “The Father has a body of flesh and bones as tangible as man’s” (D&C 130:22). Is there a way that a woman could symbolically portray God. Would Peter have to become a generic apostle if portrayed by a woman?
Does the Family Proclamation provide a little wiggle room? It reads: “ALL HUMAN BEINGS—male and female—are created in the image of God.” If females are created in the image of God, can a woman portray God?
In the early days of the church, men could be vicariously baptized for women. For example, Margaret Young says that Elijah Abel was baptized on behalf of his deceased mother. Could this practice be re-instituted?