a justic of the peace has a job description, part of that is to issue marriage lisences to people, enless it is against the law ie.. 2 people of the same sex, though in some states that is legal.
it is perfectly legal to marry someone of another race and in fact on ALL government documents it says that people should not be discriminated against because of it.
he has no right to do what he did, it does not matter what he personally feels, maybe he needs to look into another line of work??? maybe the KKK is hiring .. who knows.
Do children suffer??? sometimes they do but not always, it is not a law that children WILL suffer if they are mixed racially, it depends on the parents and the family ... and it depends on society and with jerks like this running a court it makes modern day segregation very real.
I am of mixed race, i did suffer greatly,but that is only because my mother was a nut job who left my father secretly while he was out of the country, told me he died and beat me everytime i sounded arab, shave my head often to get rid of my "ethnic" hair amoung other things ...
if the child has well rounded parents who teach the child well and show the child both cultures and both parents families are accepting and loving and so on then the child will not suffer, in fact it will grow up to be a more well rounded and open minded individual.