Not helpful advice

CITY of Swan councillor David McDonnell needs to read the Australian constitution before he suggests a referendum on same-sex marriage (“Let people decide”, Guardian Express, June 2).

The constitution is about how the country is governed, not about what laws are passed.

For the record, I am against same-sex marriage.

But I point out the letter from Cr McDonnell is typical of politics in general and not very helpful.

JACK MOORE,

Sorrento.