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    were not addressed. Two of the other plaintiffs were a couple married in Scotland. The religious identification of the Muslim plaintiffs was noted (because it was pertinent to the decision). My assumption is that the wording of the amendment was such that it the phrase denying recognition to international laws or the laws of other nations could reasonably be construed to refuse state recognition to marriages performed in other nations (of such a nature that they'd normally be recognized as valid) which is, I'd assume, why the couple joined the suit. I'm also assuming that the reason their standing and claims weren't discussed was that such a discussion wasn't needed in order to void the amendment. Still pretty chilling, I think, to notice that the state's attorney general reviewed the original ballot measure and didn't notice that such a problem might conceivably arise.

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