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Over 200 people marched through Capitol Hill Sunday afternoon, waiving rainbow streamers, positive affirmations and Bible quotes in support of Referendum 74. The

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PHOTOS: One Last March in Seattle in Support of Referendum 74

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Over 200 people marched through Capitol Hill Sunday afternoon, waiving rainbow streamers, positive affirmations and Bible quotes in support of Referendum 74. The Faith Ballot Drop Walk was organized by Washington United for Marriage as part of the final push for visibility and support in the final days of the election cycle. With 12 denominations represented, organizers and participants alike hoped that the show of religious and moral unity would inspire voter action and motivate volunteers to pick up that final phone-banking or door-belling shift.

Sen. Ed Murray and Rep. Jamie Pedersen addressed the gathering crowd at Central Lutheran, before the march began. Pedersen, who married his partner in the adjacent sanctuary eight years ago, felt that the diverse coalition present and the unprecedented support from the faith community meant the referendum was "on the verge of making history." Murray echoed the sentiment.

"When this battle started in the legislature 17 years ago, it was portrayed often in the media as our community against people of faith," Murray said. "But what this campaign has been able to do, is actually tell a different story--we, people of faith, we believe all families should be treated equally in this state."

Fired up, the crowd then marched from Cal Anderson park down to the King County Administration Office to ceremoniously drop off their completed ballots.

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From right, Rep. Jamie Pedersen, Sen. Ed Murray and Murray's partner Michael Shiosaki lead the march, carrying a "People of Faith Approve Referendum 74" banner.

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Rep. Jamie Pedersen of the 43rd L.D. told the crowd: "People of faith have been on the forefront of every movement for social justice in our country and around the world. This fight is no different."

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Sen. Ed Murray drops in on a Washington United for Marriage action center to thank volunteers for their efforts. The campaign is organizing hundreds of "Knockvember" get out the vote events across the state.

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Marlena Bolnsky and Whitney Young were married on September 8, with an interfaith--Christian and Jewish--wedding in Sequim. They hope their union will remain legal after tomorrow. "It's sad that this is something we have to vote on," Young said, "but it's exciting to have our voices be heard."

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These little girls, ages 10 to 13, hold up "We Can't Vote, But You Can" signs in favor of Referendum 74.

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