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Gay student sues ex-Mich. official over stalking

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (WKOW) -- The openly gay student assembly president at the University of Michigan has sued a former assistant state attorney general on charges of stalking and causing emotional distress.

Chris Armstrong filed the suit against Andrew Shirvell on Friday at a Michigan Circuit Court.

Armstrong's attorney says in the complaint that Shirvell displayed a "bizarre personal obsession" with Armstrong through critical blog and Facebook posts in which he claimed Armstrong was pushing a "radical homosexual agenda."

Shirvell told The Associated Press Wednesday he had no comment.

Armstrong is asking for more than $25,000 in damages.

Shirvell was fired by the state in December after being accused of harassing Armstrong.

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