Just a half-dozen Texas-based companies, including one in Houston, notched a perfect 100 on a new ranking of how they approach LGBT issues, employees, and customers.

That's the takeaway from HRC's Corporate Equality Index 2015, which was released on Wednesday. Six companies in Texas scored a 100 on the report card, which rates companies on non-discrimination policies, employment benefits, LGBT diversity and inclusion, public commitment to LGBT equality and responsible citizenship.

A record 366 businesses across the country earned HRC's top score and the distinction of being dubbed the Best Places to Work 2015. The six companies in Texas (and their 2014 score):

  • American Airlines, Fort Worth (100)
  • AT&T Inc., Dallas (100)
  • Comerica, Dallas (90)
  • Dell, Round Rock (100)
  • GameStop Corp., Grapevine (100)
  • Vinson & Elkins LLP, Houston (90)

“When it comes to LGBT equality, Corporate America is a leader, not a follower,” HRC President Chad Griffin said in a press release. “At every turn, from advocating for marriage equality to providing vital support for transgender employees, this country's leading companies have asked, 'what more can we do?' and they've worked tirelessly to achieve new progress. That kind of leadership changes countless lives around this country, and sets an important example to other companies around the globe."

Other Houston-based companies were near perfect, including BP America, Shell Oil, Spectra Energy and Waste Management.

Across Texas, HRC scored 75 companies. Several companies flopped, but only Irving-based Exxon Mobil received a -25, getting dinged by HRC for anti-gay "blemishes" on its record. It was the only company among the 781 ranked that received the distinction. Gay-popular Whole Foods, based in Austin, received a 75.

The list of companies ranked in the report in greater Houston that didn't receive a 100, their 2015 score (with their 2014 score):

  • Anadarko Petroleum, The Woodlands, 30 (15)
  • Andrews Kurth LLP, 90 (90)
  • Apache Corp., 30 (30)
  • Baker Botts LLP, 90 (90)
  • Baker Hughes Inc., 15 (15)
  • BMC Software Inc., 70 (80)
  • BP America Inc., 90 (90)
  • Bracewell & Giuliani, 90 (90)
  • Calpine Corp., 40 (40)
  • Cameron International Corp., 30 (0)
  • CenterPoint Energy Inc., 15 (15)
  • ConocoPhillips, 75 (55)
  • Enbridge Energy Partners, 15 (15)
  • Enterprise Products Partners LP, 0 (15)
  • EOG Resources, 15 (15)
  • FMC Technologies Inc., 15 (15)
  • Group 1 Automotive, 40 (15)
  • Halliburton Co., 15 (15)
  • KBR Inc., 30 (0)
  • Kinder Morgan Inc., 15 (15)
  • Marathon Oil Corp., 75 (15)
  • Men's Warehouse, 30 (30)
  • MRC Global, 15 (not ranked)
  • National Oilwell Varco, Inc., 15 (15)
  • Norton Rose Fulbright, 90 (90)
  • Phillips 66, 15 (not ranked)
  • Plains All American Pipeline, L.P., 0 (0)
  • Quanta Services, 15 (not ranked)
  • RRI Energy Inc., 50 (50)
  • Shell Oil Co.,  95 (95)
  • Spectra Energy Corp., 90 (85)
  • SYSCO Corp., 15 (15)
  • Targa Resources Corp., 0 (0)
  • Waste Management Inc., 90 (90)

 

Other Texas companies, their 2015 scores (and 2014 scores):

  • Austin Radiological Assn., Austin, 40 (40)
  • Brinker International Inc., Dallas, 70 (70)
  • Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp., Fort Wroth, 20 (20)
  • CC Media Holdings (Clear Channel), San Antonion, 75 (75)
  • Celanese Corp., Irving, 80, (15)
  • Commerical Metals, Irving, 30 (30)
  • Dean Foods Co., Dallas, 55 (40)
  • Dr Pepper Snapple Groups Inc., Plano, 70 (70)
  • Energy Future Holdings Corp, Dallas, 15 (15)
  • Energy Transfer Partners, L.P., Dallas, 0 (0)
  • Exxon Mobil Corp., Irving, -25 (-25)
  • Flour Corp., Irving, 75 (45)
  • Freescale Semiconductor Inc., Austin, 80 (80)
  • H.E. Butt Grocery Co., San Antonio, 40 (40)
  • Haynes and Boone LLP, Dallas, 90 (85)
  • HollyFrontier Corp., Dallas, 30 (0)
  • Infosys Limited Inc., Plano, 70 (70)
  • J.C. Penney Co. Inc., Plano, 95 (95)
  • Kimberly-Clark Corp., Irving, 90 (90)
  • Locke Lord LLP, Dallas, 80 (45)
  • MetroPCS, Richardson 0 (0)
  • Nortell Networks Corp., Richardson, 50 (50)
  • NuStar Energy LP, San Antonio, 15 (15)
  • Quanta Services, Houston, 15 (not ranked)
  • RadioShack Corp., Fort Worth, 45 (30)
  • Sabre Holdings Inc., Southlake, 65 (75)
  • Southwest Airlines Co., Dallas, 90 (90)
  • Susser Holdings, Corpus Christi, 0 (0)
  • Tenet Healthcare Corp., Dallas, 60 (45)
  • Tesoro Corp., San Antonio, 15 (15)
  • Texas Instruments Inc., Dallas, 90 (90)
  • United Services Automobile Association, San Antonio, 0 (0)
  • Valero Energy Corp., San Antonio, 15 (15)
  • Western Refining Inc., El Paso, 15 (0)
  • Whole Foods Market Inc., Austin, 75 (75)

Texas can be a tough place for showing LGBT love. The school fail to protect LGBT students, Houston notched a failing grade for its equality efforts – despite an Equal Rights Ordinance and health benefits to the partners of its city employees – and only a few medical facilities earned a perfect score for caring for LGBT