Coming Out Could Cost Student $79,296
BY Advocate.com Editors
May 15 2010 9:15 AM ET
Sara Isaacson, a senior at the University of North Carolina, could end up having to owe the ROTC $79,265.14 — the price of seven semesters of out-of-state-tuition, books, and expenses — now that she’s decided to come out of the closet, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
The 21-year-old, who is originally from Wisconsin, said she realized that the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy was unfair before she realized she was a lesbian. But once she became aware of her sexual orientation, she decided she had to drop out of ROTC — which had been paying for her college expenses — because lying would go against the Army values.
“It really came down to my integrity,” she says. “That was the most important thing to me.”
Read the full story about Isaacson here.
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