LEGISLATION outlawing discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation or family status will be tabled this session if the public think it is the right way to deal with the problem, a senior official said. Secretary for Home Affairs Michael Suen Ming-yeung said consultation on the issue would be conducted by the end of the year. Mr Suen urged members not to revive former legislator Anna Wu Hung-yuk's Equal Opportunities Bill and said the Government needed more time to study the problem before taking action. 'It is important to note that the Government and this council share a common objective to eliminate discriminatory practices in the territory,' said Mr Suen. He also said the Government firmly objected to the Preliminary Working Committee's proposal to strip the overriding power of the Bill of Rights. The proposal brought uncertainty to the legal system and undermined confidence, he said.