My friend posted this on facebook today, and I'm not questioning whether or not this woman got raped, I'm wondering if that is actually the law in New York.

I live here (in Brooklyn, not Albany), and I never heard that before. Can someone who knows more about the law help me out and clarify? Whether it's true or not, this woman has a helluva case and deserves justice (cuz either she was lied to about what constitutes as rape OR this law needs to be changed, like NOW). NYS can't be this backwards, can it?

Edit: Thank you Hedgehog for informing me that Jez already covered this case a couple of months ago. I guess it IS true, which gives me all sorts of rage.