The Michigan Civil Rights Commission is urging Attorney General Mike Cox to fire Andrew Shirvell for attacking gay student Chris Armstrong.

The agency, which enforces the state's anti-discrimination laws, unanimously adopted a resolution on Tuesday condemning the assistant attorney general's actions.

The resolution states that the commission hopes an upcoming disciplinary hearing will “result in the removal of this individual from an important public position.”

Armstrong, 21, became the subject of attacks by Shirvell after he was elected president of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor Student Assembly in April. Armstrong is believed to be the first openly gay student to hold the post.

Shirvell criticized and belittled Armstrong at Chris Armstrong Watch, a website he runs, now sealed off behind a password protected page.

At his blog, Shirvell accused Armstrong of preying on impressionable freshman, of being “Satan's representative on the student assembly,” and labeled Armstrong a Nazi, a racist, a liar and an elitist. Shirvell also led protests outside Armstrong's home and at the university. University officials have banned the civil servant from its campus and Armstrong filed a personal protection order against him.

The resolution acknowledges the “unnecessary tragedies” that bullying can cause and calls on Cox to investigate whether Shirvell was involved in or influenced “pending legislation, amicus briefs, and/or all other matters within the jurisdiction of the Office of Attorney General, including but not limited to the issues of hate crime (bias motivated crime), bullying, and Elliot Larsen civil rights protections.”

Armstrong talked about the incident on CNN's Anderson Cooper 360.