The methodology was as such:
Starting in August 2011, a survey was delivered to the office of each active, formally announced candidate via e-mail, web mail, and/or facsimile, and also via certified U.S. mail for which a staff member signed a receipt confirming the delivery. Each candidate’s survey showed his or her latest stand on each LGBT issue, based on speeches made, documents signed, and interviews given. All candidates were invited to notify MEUSA of updates to their positions as they occur, up through election day on 6 November 2012.
Only real surprise to me was how some candidates came out as strict "No"s on some issues, like repealing DOMA, foreign spouse citizenship, or adoption by LGBT couples. I wasn't sure if the foreign spouse citizenship was for gay marriage or marriage in general, as it doesn't distinguish between the two. I also wonder if some of the "No"s are because the candidates don't believe the federal government should have the power to influence the category, as opposed to their personal feelings; however, it seems unlikely that it's the case of the latter for most of them.
Edited, Aug 16th 2011 9:50am by LockeColeMA