Tag Archives: anti-gay harassment

SOUTH CAROLINA: State Supreme Court Overturns Conviction For Anti-Gay Speech

The South Carolina Supreme Court has overturned the conviction of a street preacher who was arrested and fined after screaming anti-gay epithets at a lesbian couple. Greenville Circuit Judge Edward Miller had previously upheld Joseph D. Bane’s 2008 conviction, but the Supreme Court said a city rule against remarks that “humiliate, insult or scare” was too vague. All five of …

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MICHIGAN: Assistant AG Andrew Shirvell May Be Disbarred For Anti-Gay Stalking

A complaint has been filed seeking the disbarment of Michigan Assistant Attorney General Andrew Shirvell over his anti-gay harassment of UM student body president Chris Armstrong. The complaint alleges Shirvell harassed and defamed Armstrong during what Gordon describes as a six-month campaign “of lies, dishonesty, heckling, hate speech and even job interference.” The commission could disbar Shirvell if it investigates. …

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MICHIGAN: Andrew Shirvell Isn’t Suspended, He’s On A Leave Of Absence

The Detroit News has issued a correction to yesterday’s story. An assistant attorney general who has attracted national attention for a controversial blog that ridicules and denounces a University of Michigan student leader for his gay advocacy, religious beliefs and character has taken a personal leave following intense public scrutiny, a spokesman for Attorney General Mike Cox said today. Cox …

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MICHIGAN: Andrew Shirvell Suspended

Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox has reversed his position and suspended Assistant AG Andrew Shirvell (left) after a national media outcry about Shivrell’s cyber-harassment of openly gay University of Michigan student body president Chris Armstrong. The suspension came a day after Cox told CNN he didn’t intend to fire Shirvell, citing civil service rules that protect government employees from being …

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Assistant Michigan AG Andrew Shirvell’s Anti-Gay Harassment Goes Way Back

A reader writes to note that Michigan Assistant Attorney General Andrew Shirvell has been on an anti-gay campaign for years. From a 2005 news story: Members of a local student-oriented Catholic parish received an e-mail last week urging them to boycott the New York Pizza Depot on East William Street because of a gay pride rainbow sicker on its front …

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“Jumping Off The GW Bridge. Sorry.”

The New York Times reports more details about the suicide of 18 year-old Rutgers freshman Tyler Clementi, who jumped off the George Washington Bridge after his roommate streamed live video of Clementi having sex with a man. Clementi’s final Facebook update: “Jumping off the gw bridge. sorry.” It started with a Twitter message on Sept. 19: “Roommate asked for the …

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NEW JERSEY: Rutgers Students Charged Over Suicide Of Gay Man After Secretly Live-Streaming Dorm Sex

Two Rutgers University students have been charged with invasion of privacy after secretly live-streaming video of a gay student having sex with a man in his dorm room. Reportedly the gay student then committed suicide. Dharun Ravi and Molly Wei, both 18, were charged with two counts of invasion of privacy after allegedly putting a camera in a fellow student’s …

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ACLU Wins Another One: CA Student Gets $25K For Anti-Gay Harassment

A 16 year-old California lesbian has won a $25K settlement from her school district after the ACLU threatened a lawsuit for the way she was harassed by teachers and school employees. The agreement between the Vallejo City Unified School District and the American Civil Liberties Union was reached without litigation, said ACLU attorney Elizabeth Gill. In agreeing to the settlement, …

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Gay Xbox Developer Settles Harassment Suit With Microsoft

Microsoft has agreed to pay a UK-based Xbox developer £45,000 for the anti-gay harassment he endured on the job. According to the designer, who worked on the firm’s Xbox games at the Lionhead Studios in Guildford, he was called “fag boy Jim” by colleagues, who sent mocking emails making fun of his sexuality. He alleged that the company’s human resources …

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