Lawmakers in Ann Arbor have approved a
resolution condemning Andrew Shirvell for attacking gay student Chris
Armstrong, AnnArbor.com reported.
The resolution, which was approved
unanimously on Monday, says, in part, that the “actions of
Assistant Attorney General Shirvell, including bullying, stalking and
harassment are not consistent with the Ann Arbor Human Rights
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 Ann Arbor resolution was sponsored
by openly gay Council Member Sandi Smith and supported by Mayor John
Hieftje. Hieftje stood side-by-side with Armstrong at Monday's
city joins the Michigan Civil Rights Commission, the agency tasked
with enforcing the state's anti-discrimination laws, in condemning
talked about the incident on CNN's Anderson