Andrew Shirvell (courtesy CNN)
Updated: Thursday, 14 Oct 2010, 9:01 AM EDT
Published : Thursday, 14 Oct 2010, 9:01 AM EDT
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The conduct of an assistant state attorney general accused of harassing the openly gay student assembly president at the University of Michigan has been condemned in a resolution unanimously passed by the Michigan Civil Rights Commission.
The commission said in a statement Wednesday that Andrew Shirvell's "conduct should not be tolerated from anyone, let alone a public official responsible for representing all people equally."
Shirvell started a blog in April that regularly lambasted 21-year-old Chris Armstrong as a racist with a "radical homosexual agenda." Shirvell remains on personal leave.
Armstrong this month requested a personal protection against Shirvell, claiming the 30-year-old lawyer frequently harassed him over a five-month period. An Oct. 25 hearing is set.