Well that was fun! On their first day back to do The Lawmaking, Rhode Island’s state legislators quickly nixed Gov. Don Carcieri’s veto that provided body claiming and funeral planning rights to same-sex surviving partners. The House voted 67-3; the Senate voted was 29 to 3. But that was not actually the most interesting F-U to the gov that lawmakers handed him: They also removed Carcieri’s power to fill vacant U.S. Senate seats.