SEATTLE — A prominent lesbian attorney who helped defend a lesbian Air Force nurse discharged under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” died on Aug. 29 after a truck struck her bike in downtown Seattle.
The Seattle Times reported Sher Kung was in a bike lane along Second Avenue near the Seattle Art Museum when a truck making a left turn onto University Street struck her. The newspaper said the 31-year-old attorney who worked for the Seattle law firm Perkins Cole died at the scene.
Kung, a former fellow at the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington, was a member of the legal team that represented Air Force Maj. Margaret Witt who was discharged under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” in 2007.
The Seattle Times reported that King and her fiancée, Christine Sanders, had an infant daughter earlier this year. The two women had planned to marry next year.