Law’s Atiba Ellis weighs in on case of transgender candidate who was disqualified from Ohio House of Representatives race

Transgender candidate in Ohio is disqualified for not disclosing birth name

The New York TimesAtiba Ellis, the Laura B. Chisholm Distinguished Research Scholar and professor of law, outlined the case of a transgender woman who was disqualified from a race for the Ohio House of Representatives after she did not include her previous name in election materials—raising the prospect that transgender candidates would face similar barriers elsewhere. “In the anti-transgender political environment in Ohio, this disqualification raises that specter of concern that this becomes a new mechanism of exclusion,” he said.