Michigan Civil Service Commission Upholds Firing Of Assistant AG Over Anti-Gay Bullying

A state hearing officer upheld the 2010 firing of Andrew Shirvell, an assistant attorney general in Michigan, who harassed the student government president at the University of Michigan because he is gay. William Hutchens of the Michigan Civil Service Commission said Shirvell was justly dismissed after engaging in “hate speech” and “physical and mental harassment.” The student government president — Chris Armstrong — has since launched a scholarship fund for victims of anti-gay bullying.