Some might call it a fee. Others might call it a tax. Jillian Jacobsen called it bull excrement and wanted the fee removed. More specifically, her complaint was that it was an unconstitutional tax on the fundamental right to marry, but we prefer the term bull excrement. It rolls off the tongue.
The allegedly unconstitutional tax was $5.00, reports the Courthouse News Service.
Now, you might be thinking, "Who in the wedding-bell-hell would sue over a $5 add-on to a $30 fee?" Well, lawsuits, and in this case, an appeal, aren't always about the amount in controversy. Often, it's a matter of principle and fear of a slippery slope.