KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The mayor of Kansas City, Mo., is fighting an ordinance that prohibits his wife from volunteering full time in his office.
A lawsuit was filed Friday in Jackson County Circuit Court on behalf of Mayor Mark Funkhouser; his wife, Gloria Squitiro (SKWIH'-teer-oh); and their daughter, Tara Squitiro.
The mayor says the ordinance interferes with his ability to run his office.
The City Council passed the ordinance in September after saying it was tired of distractions created by Gloria Squitiro.
A former mayoral staffer alleges she made racially insensitive and sexually explicit comments. She has denied that.
Tara Squitiro was an unpaid summer intern.
The city attorney has not commented on the lawsuit.