Hostile Bellevue (Editorial)
"City officials have spoken convincingly on behalf of diversity in the past. But this lawsuit doesn't place Bellevue in a good light.
"One of the plaintiffs is a 10-year employee promoted and commended in the past but who was forced to work a day without pay after he took one day off to attend the funeral of his partner's father. It is a shameful mark on the manager who didn't think to make an allowance for a valued employee in distress.
"Bellevue has burnished its landscape with shimmering skyscrapers and flourishing businesses. It ought to act like the modern city it has become and extend domestic-partner benefits to gay employees."