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Louisiana appellants (Erin Moore/Dallas Voice)

According to coverage of the Louisiana case in the New Orleans Advocate, both Judge James Graves, an Obama appointee, and Judge Patrick Higginbotham, a Reagan appointee and the swing vote, asked attorneys representing the state very skeptical questions.

Louisiana based its opposition to same-sex marriage on a state’s interest in procreation. Higginbotham asked — more than once — why let the elderly, sterile or incarcerated individuals marry.

Graves pointed out that when the state says it wants children raised by married couples, it should allow same-sex couples who are raising children marry.