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October 6th, 2010
06:00 PM ET

Michigan employee with blog on gay student takes leave of absence

CNN Wire Staff

(CNN) - Michigan Assistant Attorney General Andrew Shirvell - who for nearly six months has blogged about an openly gay college student - has taken a voluntary leave of absence, the state's attorney general's office confirmed to CNN Friday.

The office does not know the length of Shirvell's leave, but says that it will hold a disciplinary hearing upon his return.

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  1. Vidal Demonti

    This guy should take a permanent loa. He is not fit to serve in a position at the AG office.

    October 7, 2010 at 2:29 am |
  2. Sharon LoMonaco

    While Shirvell may have a first amendment right to speak his mind however, there are also laws against libel, slander and stalking. He needs to be given a permanent leave of absence if this is the level of his maturity. He is an adult who has been harassing a student for over 6 months. The little twit is most likely a latent homosexual and doesn't know what to do with those feelings!

    October 6, 2010 at 11:53 pm |
  3. Kiki Singer

    Andrew Shirvell should be ashamed of himself. As of state employee he should have been disciplined by Mr. Cox for his actions. How unfortunate that Mr. Cox was not even aware that Chris had already gotten an order of protection. Mr. Shirvell's behavior is inexcusable. Mr. Cox needs to step up to the plate. Chris did nothing to deserve this abuse.

    October 6, 2010 at 11:48 pm |
  4. Mark Gregory

    I thought the United States of America was the land of the Free and the Home of the Brave, unless of course you are a Gay American, a Muslim American, or a Cannabis Using American! What gives? Are we not all suppose to be treated equal?
    It is time for America to quit being divided and start to understand each others differences and make this country #1 AGAIN!

    October 6, 2010 at 11:32 pm |
  5. eugenia - San Francisco

    good. there is something not right with that guy.

    October 6, 2010 at 7:34 pm |