Student Drops Restraining Order Request Against MI Asst AG Who Harassed Him For Being Gay

Chris Armstrong, student body president at the University of Michigan, dropped his petition today for a restraining order against Andrew Shirvell, the Assistant Attorney General in Michigan.

For several months, Shirvell had been waging a campaign against Armstrong because he is gay. Shirvell blogged about Armstrong’s “radical homosexual agenda” and repeatedly allegedly harassed him on campus. A hearing scheduled for today regarding Armstrong’s petition has now been canceled.According to David Jesse at, court documents say Armstrong dropped the request because Shirvell “has not contacted me since service of the petition on him.”

At the beginning of the month, Shirvell announced that he was taking a leave of absence from the Attorney General’s office, following calls for his removal and increased media attention to his blog posts.

Shirvell has also been banned from University of Michigan’s Ann Arbor campus.

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