CSS3 transform rotate breaks layout and stacking order, superseding z-index

Problem

I am designing an html5 mobile application that has an overlay that appears at various points in the app. The overlay may be at the top of the z index visually, but interactively, it sites behind a div below that is intercepting clicks intended for the overlay. I think I know why it is occurring (CSS stacking context for an element below) but I don't know how to work around it.

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This issue is very similar to this prior question but the resolutions don't seem to apply in this instance. Stacking context has never messed with me before I started applying CSS3 animations and transforms to my layouts. Now I am a mess.

So far I have tried transform-style: flat; -webkit-transform: translateZ(0px); -webkit-transform: translate3d(0,0,0); and a thousand different z-index approaches to try and keep the lower z-index elements from blocking clicks intended for the overlay. I am at a loss and could use some outside perspective.

I have a codepen that illustrates the issue perfectly here.

Problem courtesy of: AndyBean

Solution

If you use a translate3D in z to move your content back, it now works. Chang your div2 style to this:

    -webkit-transform: translate3D(0px,0px,-1px) rotateX(180deg);
Solution courtesy of: Michael Mullany

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