District 7 City Councilman Chris Anderson has filed suit to try to stop a recall effort.
His attorney, Stuart James, said the recall was being brought because Mr. Anderson is openly gay.
Recall leaders said that is not their motive.
The Circuit Court lawsuit is filed against the Hamilton County Election Commission and Charlie Wysong, who does not live in District 7 but has been a leader in the recall.
The 37-page complaint seeks an injunction to block the recall that is currently underway.
Click here to read the lawsuit.