The use of "most excellent" with the name further indicates an individual, and supports the idea that he was a Roman official or at least of high position and wealth.
He was possibly Luke's patron, responsible for seeing that the writings were copied and distributed.
However, there are cultural contexts where interracial marriage poses significant barriers to acceptance of the marriage and/or the children of the marriage.
As Christians, we have a nasty tendency to read everything from Matthew to Revelation and try to apply it all to the Church.
This will not work, because all the New Testament is not written to the Christian Church. Much of the New Testament is written to the Jews of that time, and to the Jews that will be living during the time of Jacob’s Trouble, otherwise known as the Great Tribulation.
And some of it is written to the unbelieving Gentiles.
This is why Paul commands Timothy to teach people how to “rightly divide” their Bibles to know which of the three groups God is speaking to at any given time.