Landlords suing over Seattle’s ‘first come, first served’ rental ordinance say it’s unconstitutional
SEATTLE -- A lawsuit in Seattle pits some fundamental rights against each other -- it’s civil rights that ban discrimination, and property rights that allow owners to decide what to do with their homes and land. The issue is with a new law that requires landlords to rent to tenants on a "first come, first served" basis. The goal is to make sure all renters are treated equally.