2010 Maryland Code
COURTS AND JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS
TITLE 3 - COURTS OF GENERAL JURISDICTION - JURISDICTION/SPECIAL CAUSES OF ACTION
Subtitle 5 - Defamation
Section 3-502 - Action by single or married woman or husband.

§ 3-502. Action by single or married woman or husband.
 

(a)  Action by either single or married woman.- A single or married woman whose character or reputation for chastity is defamed by any person may maintain an action against that person. 

(b)  Action by husband.- The husband may maintain an action of slander against any person for words spoken falsely and maliciously about his wife for her character or reputation for chastity before or during the marriage. 
 

[An. Code 1957, art. 88, §§ 2, 4; 1973, 1st Sp. Sess., ch. 2, § 1.] 
 

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