The Last Word | December 12, 2012
>>> eli, you are so counting your chickens.
>> whatever do you meep, i am sitting here chatting with my favorite reporter.
>> what do you think of the dcc suit?
>> what should i think?
>> did you ever anything to do with it? i am the first one to call you, aren't i?
>> no. what are we talking about here?
>> the democratic has brought suit against wendy scott carr charging her with a lack of residency status.
>> that is your day job on "the good wife".
>> i am "the good wife".
>> let's take a look at your new film "any day now" it's about a gay couple's right to adopt. let's take a look at a scene from that.
>> your honor, we are requested that marco be released into our custody.
>> your request is denied. after lying to the court about the true nature of your relationship, you are lucky i don't charge you both with perjury.
>> he belongs with us. is this your idea of justice?
>> mr. dante.
>> we are talking about a human life here.
>> a human life that you people don't give a damn about.
>> if i so much as hear one more word out of your moth this morning, i will fine you in contempt of court and have you tossed back into jail. now, i have already ruled on your request. there is nothing that you can say or do, no how impassioned or dramatic, that will make me change my ruling. unless you have some other business before the court, i suggest you two of you find another venue in which to display your his tree onics.
>> it seems like a perfect appropriate venue for you to display your his tree onics.
>> there are now 18 states that allow same-sex couples to adopt. there is a long way to go with this, isn't there?
>> a lot of those states, it is not illegal but it's still a very, very complicated. if you meet the wrong judge or social worker on the line, you know, you don't have any recourse. there is a long way to go. that's the thing about doing this movie. 1979 until now, a massive change in the way gay people are regarded and treated but not really as well at the same time.
>> there seems to be more progress, clear progress, being made on marriage equality .
>> yeah. it is so exciting. next week, is it next week, when the supreme court does it.
>> it will be some months from now.
>> they just announced they were going to.
>> well, a step in the right direction. it is great that the president as been so vocal about it. i think the whole thing about, the biggest problem is prejudice, changing people's minds. people's minds don't get changed until laws get changed which make it illegal for them to really voice those opinions. once they have that, it's kind of behind them. the world changes. i don't know. i'm in this funny state right now doing this movie and thinking a lot about it. i think, yes, it is so great. there are nine states where you can legally marry and have that but we are still treated as second class citizens. federally. there is no choice here.
>> can you read that for mu.
>> so far this week with your help and contribution, we have raised a total of $102,984 for the kind fund. kids in need of desks.
>> this is serious.
>> kids in africa. they need these desks. that includes a new fund for girl tuition scholarships in malawi . if you would like to donate to the kind fund, which is a very serious and good thing, go to our website, last word, desks.msnbc.com which links to the unicef contribution form. only 7% of girls in malawi complete their high school education. families that find a way to pay for tuition are more likely to send their sons to school. that's not a good thing. with the donation of just $177, you can pay for a full year's tuition for a girl in malawi . that covers everything, tu is, transportation, books, uniform and any other learning material she may need. since we have announced the tuition program, we have raised month are than 30,000 for girls. that does not include the $20,000 that i contributed to the tuition fund here on the show on monday night. nice one, lawrence.
>> i didn't know you contributed. how much do you have on you?
>> i have nothing but my american express card .
>> whatever you can do. just go to the website. whatever you can do.
>> can you hang around and we will put online a little bit more? we have now officially run out of time. tony award -winning actor and activist alan cumming gets tonight's last wore. his new movie "any day" comes out this friday night in select