Cox Suspends Assistant Attorney General

By: News 10
By: News 10

The assistant attorney general who ignited an uproar across the country over his anti-gay blog is off the job Friday morning.

State Attorney General Mike Cox suspended Andrew Shirvell Thursday night. This, after initially saying he wasn't going to fire him over his controversial blog.

On the website, Shirvell goes on a rant attacking the University of Michigan's openly gay student body president, Chris Armstrong.

On CNN, Cox said Shirvell's rant was free speech, and refused to fire him. He says he changed his mind and decided to suspend Shirvell after reading the entire blog.

The University of Michigan has banned Andrew Shirvell from campus.

Chris Armstrong has also filed a personal protection order against Shirvell. A hearing on that is set for Monday. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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