Dating mormon standard
For this reason, it is very common for out gay members to also engage in sexual relations outside of marriage.
If the Church were to instead support same-sex marriage, and provide a support system for gay members seeking a healthy and stable marriage (as it does already for its straight members), we would not only see greater adherence to chastity among gay members, but we would see the establishment of strong same-sex families in the Church based on the principles of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ.
What a huge blessing this would be to the Church and to all its members, gay and straight, all over the world.
In the meantime, it will be largely left up to us as individual gay Mormons to hold fast to our temple covenants and the temple standard of chastity.
“Disability, death, or other circumstances may necessitate individual adaptation.” Same sex orientation is a valid circumstance that necessitates individual adaptation.
Just as with all policies, practices, guidelines, and standards promoted by the Church, they are subject to change.